asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the percentage annual growth in manufacturing industry over the past five years in the United Kingdom, West Germany, Italy, the United States of America, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Japan.
Such information as is available on a comparable basis is provided by the OECD. This is set out in the table below:
|INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR MANUFACTURING|
|Annual rate of growth 1974–1979|
|United States of America||+3·3|
|* 1974–1978 only|
OECD " Industrial Production" and " Indicators of Industrial Activity ".
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the amount of investment in manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom as a percentage of total investment in each of the past 10 years.
The proportions of United Kingdom total investment, gross domestic fixed capital formation—GDFCF—at current prices, for the 10 most recent years are:
|MANUFACTURING GDFCF AS PERCENTAGE OF UNITED KINGDOM TOTAL GDFCF|
" National Income and Expenditure Blue Book " (1970–1978)
" British business" and Central Statistical Office (1979)