To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster by how much the percentage of Britain's domestic market met by imports of electronics changed between 1979 and June 1987; and what was the comparable figure in the average, best and worst performing Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development country.
Fifty-two per cent. of the United Kingdom's home demand for electronics was met by imports in 1979. This compares with 70 per cent. in the year ended 31 March 1987, the latest period for which figures are available.Comparable data for other OECD countries are not available.