HC Deb 11 June 1980 vol 986 c181W
18. Mr. Allan Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest available figures for productivity trends in Scottish industry.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Taking productivity as measured by the relationship between the index of industrial production and estimated employment in the industries covered, it is estimated that over the period 1970–79 there was an average increase for those industries of around 1.9 per cent. per annum.