HC Deb 01 February 1965 vol 705 c211W
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.