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Manufacturing Industry

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many (a) USA, (b) EEC, and (c) other foreign private sector enterprises were involved in manufacturing in the United Kingdom in (i) 1984, (ii) 1974 and (iii) 1964, respectively;(2) what information he has as to the gross output of

(a) United States, (b) European Economic Community and (c) other foreign private sector manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom in (i) 1964, (ii) 1974 and (iii) 1984, respectively;

(3) what information he has as to the capital expenditure by (a) the United States, (b) the European Economic Community and (c) other foreign and private sector manufacturing enterprises in the United Kingdom in (i) 1964, (ii) 1974 and (iii) 1984, respectively;

(4) how many people were employed by (a) United States, (b) European Economic Community and (c) other foreign and private sector manufacturing enterprises in the United Kingdom in (i) 1964, (ii) 1974 and (iii) 1984, respectively.

The information sought is not available for the years specified. Available figures are shown in the following table:

Activity in the United Kingdom in 1963, 1973, 1981 of foreign private sector enterprises classified to manufacturing
ECUSARest of World
Number of enterprises
19634736986
1973173760161
1981340827355
Gross output (£ million, current prices)
19739457,5061,238
19814,56521,7985,546
Employment (thousands)
19634540688
197310762491
1981127568163
Net capital expenditure (£ million, current prices)
1963810516
19734926546
1981211917274
Estimates of gross output are not available for 1963.

Source: Census of production.