HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c8W
59. Captain Pilkington

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the recent two-nation study by the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation and Cambridge University Applied Economics Department to the effect that in 1957 the average American worker's output was more than twice that of his British counterpart.

Mr. J. Rodgers

The study to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers is a valuable piece of research into methods of comparing output in different countries. The results confirm that output per worker in the United States is roughly twice as high on average as in this country. These figures remind us that our standard of living in the long term is dependent on increasing industrial efficiency on the part both of management and labour.