§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will specify the contributions of the increase in manufacturing output, and the decline in manufacturing employment, respectively, to the achievement of the 3½ per cent. rise in output per operative hour in manufacturing between the first quarter of 1966 and the first quarter of 1967.
§ Mr. Callaghan
The change in output per operative hour in manufacturing industry was the result of a fall of 1½per cent. in average hours worked, of 2½ per cent. in output, and of 4 per cent. in the number of operatives.