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Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will circulate in the Official Report a table showing the indices of trade in manufactures, excluding erratics, from 1967 onwards on the same basis as shown in the latest press notice on the January trade figures.

The available annual information in respect of manufacturers excluding erratics is given in the table below. More detailed information from 1970 will be published in the next Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics, which will be published early in March.Consumer Protection which has since been absorbed in the Department of Trade.The information officer group, in addition to press and public relations officers, includes information specialists in exhibitions, exhibition design and paid publicity.