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|
|Ships bottom compositions||20·6|
|Other marine paints||16·6|