HC Deb 14 December 1970 vol 808 cc229-30W
72. Mr. Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give the annual percentage increase in sales per man-hour for the nationalized electricity-supply industry in Great Britain from 1958 to 1969, and comparative figures for the electricity-supply industries of Germany, France and the United States of America over the same period, from figures available to him from international sources.

Mr. Ridley

There are considerable difficulties in getting comparable statistics for different countries. I am therefore asking the Chairman of the Electricity Council to write to the hon. Member on this matter.