§ 69. Mr. Costain
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will make a statement on the percentage of increase of productivity on new works in the building industry for the last three quarters of which figures are available.
§ Mr. C. Pannell
Between the last quarter of 1963 and the third quarter of 1964 output per operative on new construction work rose by about 4 per cent. The figures over short periods show sharp fluctuations and are not, therefore, a reliable guide to longer term trends.