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Industrial Output

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing what effect the fall in industrial output has had on output and revenue in each of the fuel and power industries.

It is not possible in practice to separate the short-term effects of changes in industrial production on the outputs and revenues of the fuel industries from other changes elsewhere in the economy and from such factors as the response to price rises, destocking, increased efficiency of energy use and changes in industrial structure.