HC Deb 03 July 1956 vol 555 c97W
60. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the reason for the fall in the index of industrial production in May by more than 3 per cent. compared with the same month last year; and why in the first five months of this year, production is less than 1 per cent. up, whereas in the first five months of 1955 production increased by 6 per cent. compared with 1954.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I made to the hon. Member for Stechford (Mr. Roy Jenkins) on 12th June.