§ Mr. Richard Page
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the change in industrial productivity in percentage terms, excluding North Sea oil, from the last quarter in 1973 to the last quarter in 1978 for the United Kingdom; and what were the comparable figures for the United States of America, Canada, Germany, France and Japan.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23 March 1979; Vol. 964, c. 771], gave the following reply:
The change in industrial productivity, measured in terms of output per head, of all production industries excluding extraction of petroleum and natural gas, from the last quarter in 1973 to the last quarter in 1978, was +2 per cent. in the United Kingdom. Comparable figures are not available on a quarterly basis for the other countries listed.