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Finniston Committee

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he expects to receive the report of the committee of inquiry into the engineering profession chaired by Sir Monty Finniston.

by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the United States of America and Japan in 1952, 1960, 1967, 1972, 1978 and this year to date.

Data for the years requested, or their nearest equivalent, are given in tables 1 to 3 below. Data on non-electrical machinery have had to be used as a proxy for data on mechanical engineering goods. Volume data for exports are not available.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. Lee) on 21 November 1979.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list in the Official Report the membership of the committee of inquiry into the engineering profession chaired by Sir Monty Finniston.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Bristol, North-East (Mr. Palmer) on 14 December 1977.—[Vol. 941, c. 283–4.]