HC Deb 16 November 1971 vol 826 c82W
Mr. Moate

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current rate of growth in the United Kingdom economy compared with the latest estimate for each of the Common Market countries.

Mr. Higgins

Domestic output in the United Kingdom is expected to increase by 4–4½ per cent. between the first halves of 1971 and 1972. The latest figures for G.N.P. at constant market prices—percentage changes on previous year—are:

United Kingdom 2.1
Germany 4.9
France 6.0
Italy 5.1
Netherlands 5.6
Belgium 6.1
Luxembourg 7.0*
*1969 Estimate. 1970 not available.

Source: Economic Trends and E.E.C. General Statistics.