Manufacturing industries

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on manufacturing industries. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
03.02.2015Manufacturing
Manufacturing: Data on maufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
30.01.2015Business and Consumer Confidence
Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.
13.11.2014Manufacturing: statistics and policy
Manufacturing in the UK - key data and a summary of government policy
29.08.2014The Aerospace Industry
The aerospace industry is considered by the Government as a 'phenomenal success story' and a sector that offers 'tremendous opportunities for growth'. The UK has a 17% global market share in aerospace industry revenues, making it the largest in Europe and second only to the US worldwide.
26.06.2014International comparisons of manufacturing output
Manufacturing: comparisons of UK manufacturing and other major economies since 1970.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
12.05.2011Is Kraft working for Cadbury?
Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
08.03.2011Sheffield Forgemasters.
Government response. Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report [Commons]
30.11.2010Sheffield Forgemasters.
Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
07.04.2010Teesside Cast Products.
Government response. North East Select Committee report [Commons]
06.04.2010Full speed ahead: maintaining UK excellence in motorsport and aerospace.
Government response. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
19.12.2011PROCUREMENT OF ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNIT RAIL VEHICLES FOR SOUTHERN RAILWAY
That this House welcomes the decision of the Secretary of State for Transport to bring forward the procurement of approximately 130 additional electric multiple unit rail vehicles for ...
01.11.2011BANKRUPTCY OF ALLIED STEEL AND WIRE
That this House notes the bankruptcy of Allied Steel Wire (ASW) in 2002 and the deficits of its company pension schemes; recognises the dedicated campaign of John Benson, Denis Kelleher ...
19.10.2011HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING
That this House welcomes Sheffield University's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) initiative, in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Boeing, to promote the development and ...
10.10.2011MANUFACTURING IN WALSALL AND THE MADE BY BRITAIN PROJECT
That this House welcomes the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group's Made by Britain project which highlights the importance of specialist manufacturing to the British economy; ...
06.09.2011GEOFF WATERFIELD AND STEELMAKING ON TEESSIDE
That this House notes the huge contribution of Geoff Waterfield, the late Community Union branch secretary and Multi Union chair at Teesside Cast Products steelworks, in the campaign ...

POST Papers

DateDescription
18.09.2013Autonomous Road Vehicles
10.09.2012Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing is a key part of the Government's 'Plan for Growth'. This POSTnote looks at the opportunities for growth through advanced manufacturing and related new business models. Policy initiatives to encourage advanced manufacturing, barriers to its adoption and the skills required for the advanced manufacturing workforce are also considered.
25.05.2012Assessing Energy Efficiency
This POSTnote examines definitions of energy efficiency, looks at methods to measure and verify achieved energy savings and summarises UK and EU polices to promote energy efficiency.
01.07.2008New anti-infectives, July 2008
New anti-infectives, July 2008. POSTnote July 2008.
01.01.2008Smart materials and systems, January 2008
Smart materials and systems, January 2008. POSTnote 08/299.
01.01.2008Synthetic biology, January 2008
This POSTnote outlines recent developments, the possible applications and risks of synthetic biology and examines policy options for the development and governance of the research. Synthetic biology, January 2008. POSTnote 08/298.

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses