HC Deb 04 April 1963 vol 675 cc76-7W
Mr. Holt

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will publish statistics on the utilisation of productive capacity covering all major industries.

Mr. Erroll

No. Only in a limited number of industries does capacity bear to output a direct relationship capable of unique measurement. In others the possibility of variations in industrial practice would necessitate estimation so sweeping as to detract seriously from the usefulness of the measurement.