The Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has as to how output per head of the population in Great Britain, measured in £s sterling, compares with that of West Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Italy, respectively.
§ Mr. Green
The table below shows the gross national product, at factor cost, per head of the population in 1962. The figures are given in national currencies, since conversion to sterling at the official rates of exchange would be misleading.
Country Gross national product per head of population United Kingdom £470 West Germany (including West Berlin DM. 5,370 Belgium Frs. 61,300 France NF. 6,420 Netherlands Guilders 3,660 Italy Lire 432,000