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Automatic Washing Machines

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish a table showing the proportion of United Kingdom home sales of automatic washing machines which is attributed to the main countries of manufacture of such products.

The information is as follows:

percentage of home sales in 1979 (by number)
United Kingdom54·8
Federal Republic of Germany1·7
Other countries0·3


  • (a) Imports—United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC (Rev 2) Item 775–11 (part)
  • (b) Deliveries of United Kingdom-made automatic washing machines to the home market—Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Electrical Appliances (AMDEA).