The latest estimate of finance provided by the leasing industry in 1987 is £.3·4 billion at 1980 prices. The corresponding amount in 1986 was £3·1 billion at 1980 prices.
Does my hon. Friend agree that that reply shows the contribution made to the United Kingdom economy by the service sector? Would it be true to say that the service sector in this country—
Does my hon. Friend agree that the service sector contributes twice as much to the economy in output and three times as much in employment as the manufacturing sector?