HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c14W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in HANSARD a table of figures showing the percentage rise and fall in each of the financial years from 1945 until 1959 of industrial production, the cost of living, cost of imports, cost of exports, balance of payments, employment and unemployment, respectively, using as the basis April, 1945, being equal to 100.

Mr. Erroll

Figures for financial years, based on April, 1945 = 100, are not available for most of the series mentioned in the Question. The table below therefore gives information for calendar years, based on 1946 or the earliest subsequent year for which comparable figures exist.