Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Investment on 3rd March 1988.
Dr. Thomas To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest projections for the growth of manufacturing investment in each of the regions of England, Wales and Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole.
Mr. Major Official projections for individual regions do not exist. The Department of Trade and Industry’s latest investment intentions survey, published in December 1987, projected a rise of 11 per cent. in United Kingdom manufacturing investment in 1988.