HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c328W
116. Mr. Marten

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs why the seasonally adjusted industrial production figure of 129 for November, 1966, is the same as the figure for October, 1964; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Harold Lever

The fall in the Index of Production in the autumn of last year was due mainly to the restrictions which had to be imposed on domestic consumption to correct the balance of payments.