HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 c67W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer taking the date when the Common Market was started as being equal to 100 in each of the countries of the Six, what has been the real rise in the standard of living in each of these countries, allowing for wage and price rises; and how these compare with similar details in Great Britain.

Mr. Higgins

Following is the reply: Changes in the standard of living can be measured in various ways. The table below shows two of these. The first column shows the increase in consumers' expenditure per head of the population at constant (1963) prices. The second shows the increase in gross national product per head also at constant 1963 prices. The broader coverage of the