HC Deb 10 December 1964 vol 703 cc217-8W
64. Mr. Marten

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the monthly averages of the production of cars for the second quarter of 1963 and the second quarter of 1964, taking 1958 as 100, of the United Kingdom; if he will give similar information derived

U.S.A.* W. Germany France Italy U.K.
Second Quarter,1963 196 199 171 306 163
Second Quarter,1964 213 207 165 285 201
*The figures relate to deliveries.

from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for the United States of America, West Germany, France and Italy; and if he will state the percentage increase or decrease of each.

Mr. Jay

Percentage changes in the production of cars between the second quarter 1963 and the second quarter of 1964 for the countries specified were as follows:—

United Kingdom an increase of 23 per cent., United States of America an increase of 8 per cent., Western Germany an increase of 4 per cent., France a decrease of 4 per cent., Italy a decrease of 7 per cent.

I am inserting in the OFFICIAL REPORT the figures in index number form (based on 1958=100) from which the percentage changes have been derived.