HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c363W
Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a comparison of the largest private companies and the major nationalised industries in terms of profit per employee.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Figures for average profit per employee which ignore the capital employed in, and the nature and scale of, different undertakings could be very misleading; it would require a disproportionate amount of time and effort to produce a meaningful comparison on this basis.