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Office Machinery

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the volume of production for the United Kingdom office machinery industry, excluding computers, in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what proportion this represented of total sales of office machinery in that year.

Total sales of office machinery, defined as principal products of MLH 338 together with document copying machines and microfilm equipment, by United Kingdom manufacturers in the year ending September 1979 are estimated to have been £325 million at current prices. This represented some 103 per cent. of the United Kingdom market.