§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Written Answer to the honourable Member for Blaby, Official Report, 13th June, column 74, if he will publish a table, arranged in descending order of increase, showing the percentage change in national productivity, defined as output per person employed over the economy as a whole, between 1973 and 1976, for the United States of America and each of the nine member states of the EEC.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
, pursuant to the reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 525], gave the following answer:
The information is not available in the form requested. The change in productivity, as measured by output per head of occupied population, between 1973 and 1975, the latest year for which complete information is available, is shown in the following table:
Output per head of occupied population Percentage change 1973–75 German Federal Republic … +3.4 France … +2.3 Netherlands … +2.3 Denmark … +1.9 Belgium … +1.6 Irish Republic … +0.9 United Kingdom … —1.1(1) Italy … —1.5 United States of America … —2.6 Luxembourg … —7.2
Source: SOEC National Accounts Yearbook 1976.
(1) excluding private domestic staff.