§ 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 steel industries, respectively, since 1958, from information available to him from international sources.
§ Mr. Ridley
In terms of output of crude steel, the average annual percentage increases from 1958 to 1970 were:
Per cent. a year Sweden … 7.1 Denmark … 6.0 Switzerland … 6.5 Japan … 18.5 United States of America … 3.7 United Kingdom … 3.0