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Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has as to the share of the top 100 private sector companies in (a) manufacturing employment, (b) net manufacturing output and (c) net capital expenditure in manufacturing in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984.

The figures provided in the following table relate to the manufacturing activity of the largest 100 enterprises in the private sector, defined in terms of their employment in manufacturing. Estimates for 1983 and 1984 are not yet available.

Share of total manufacturing activity accounted for by the top 100 private sector enterprises
Per cent.
EmploymentNet OutputNet Capital Expenditure
Source: Annual Census of Production; Business Monitor PA 1002.