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Cotton Goods

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current output of cotton goods in north-east Lancashire.

[holding answer 18 April 1990]: Sectoral output statistics are not readily available at sub-regional level. However, in the north-west standard region (Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire) latest figures (1988) show that the net output from the cotton and silk industries amounted to £263·1 million (or 54·7 per cent. of United Kingdom net output).(Source: Central Statistical Office).