HC Deb 28 May 1963 vol 678 cc100-1W
62. Sir Richard Pilkington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what figures he has obtained, through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or other international body, that can give a comparison in £ sterling to show how the output per man employed in the United Kingdom compared with France, West Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States of America in 1961 and 1962, respectively.

Mr. Barber

The figures obtainable from recent publications of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in respect of 1961, the latest year for which they are available, are given below. Since comparable data about manpower employed are not available, the figures relate to output per head of total population. Corresponding estimates for Japan are not available. The figures for output per head have not been converted into sterling throughout, because conversion at the official rate of exchange has been shown by authorities of the Organisation itself to be inappropriate and misleading.

The following are the figures:

Gross National Production at Factor cost. 1961* Population, mid-1961† Gross National Product per Head of Population
(Million) ('000)
£ £
United Kingdom 23,753 52,925 448.8
N.F. N.F.
France 259,800 45,980 5,650.3
D.M. D.M.
W. Germany 267,620 54,027 4,953.4
Lire Lire
Itlay 19,221,000 49,732 386,491.6
$ $
U.S.A 475,393 183,742 2,587.3
* O.E.C.D. Statistical Bulletin, November, 1962
†0.E.C.D. Statistical Bulletin, March, 1963.