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Industrial Output

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on industrial output, following his Budget measures and the decisions announced by Ministers on 26 and 27 July.

Industrial output this year has been lower than anticipated at the time of the Budget largely because world markets are less buoyant than was expected. The decisions announced in July were further measures designed to encourage sustainable improvements in the economy's efficiency and performance.