§ 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 paper industries, respectively, since 1958, from information available to him from international sources.
§ Mr. Ridley
The information, from available index numbers of production, is as follows:
PRODUCTION IN THE PAPER AND BOARD INDUSTRIES Average annual percentage increase 1958–69 Sweden 6.0*† Denmark Not available Switzerland 5.8 Japan 13.5* United States of America 5.5‡ United Kingdom 3.9 * Pulp and paper industry. † 1959–68. ‡Paper and paper products industries.