HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 c447W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his written reply dated 23 March, Official Report. column 324–27, showing the actual figures used in preparing charts in the January issue of Economic Progress Report, whether he will now publish in the Official Report the third and fourth quarter figures for 1981 together with the chart 3 figures less chemicals and manufacturing.

Mr. Brittan

Figures for output, employment and output per head for the third and fourth quarters of 1981 in manufacturing, and the broad sectors within manufacturing, shown in chart 5 of the January 1981Economic Progress Report are published in the March issue of the Department of Employment's monthly Gazette. Figures for output in the whole economy in the third and fourth quarters of 1981 are shown in the CSO's press notice of 31 March 1982; "Gross Domestic Product in the fourth quarter and year 1981". Figures for output per head in the whole economy, and output per person hour in manufacturing in the third quarter of 1981—the latest figures available—are shown in the February issue of Economic Trends, published by the CSO. Figures for output per person hour for broad sectors within manufacturing are not available.

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