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Aerospace Industry

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the export performance of the aerospace industry in 1987 and on its prospects for the coming year.

Final figures for 1987 are not yet available but provisional estimates indicate that the British aerospace industry exported some £5·5 billion of goods during the year. Prospects for the coming year are good with expected exports of around £6 billion.