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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Production Industries

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Production Industries on 23rd May 1989.


Mr. McLeish To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the index of production industries in each of the standard regions, Scotland and Wales for each 12-month period from June 1979 to June 1988.

Mr. Major [holding answer 19 May 1989]: Information on the standard regions of England is not available; using latest published data, the indices of production for Scotland and for Wales are as given below:


Year (1) | Scotland | Wales

1979–80 99.6 105.9

1980–81 92.4 95.2

1981–82 93.6 97.7

1982–83 93.0 98.5

1983–84 95.4 98.1

1984–85 98.2 95.5

1985–86 99.2 102.5

1986–87 97.9 108.2

1987–88 102.9 119.2

1985 = 100, seasonally adjusted.


(1) Averages for the periods 3rd quarter to 2nd quarter.

Source: Scottish Office, Welsh Office.