Skip to main content

Telecommunications Equipment

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied that British manufacturers of telecommunications equipment enjoy the same access to the Swedish market as Swedish manufacturers of telecommunications equipment have to the British market.

[pursuant to the reply, 3 May 1985, c. 276]: Access to other markets by British manufacturers of telecommunications equipment can be impeded by technical requirements and by procurement policies in the markets concerned. The position is unsatisfactory and, where this is so, I shall continue to bring to the attention of other administrations the advantages, both to users and to suppliers, of greater liberalisation.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of telecommunications equipment which is assembled in the United Kingdom is manufactured locally, by ex-factory percentage of value; and what proportion of this value is accounted for by labour and what by component.

[pursuant to the reply, 3 May 1985, c. 276]: This information is not available from official statistics.