HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 c437W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the average annual percentage increase in output in the Swedish, Danish, Swiss, Japanese, United States and United Kingdom mechanical engineering industries, respectively, since 1958, from information available to him from international sources.

Mr. Ridley

The following annual growth rates are based on output indices for 1958 and 1970: Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland, all not available; Japan, +22 per cent.; United States, +7 per cent.; United Kingdom, +4 per cent.

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