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Marine Coatings And Anti-Fouling Paints

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the contribution to the British economy by the manufacturers of marine coatings and anti-fouling paints.

Production of marine paints by companies in the United Kingdom replying to the Government's "Business Monitor" inquiries is as follows.

Value of sales in the year to 30 September 1984
£ million
Ships bottom compositions20·6
Other marine paints16·6
I understand that well over half of this is exported, though detailed figures are not available.