§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his reply of 24 March, Official Report, c. 191–92, comparing the increase in unit costs in manufacturing with imports prices, and so on, whether he will bring the information up to date with figures for the first quarter of 1982 as a percentage of the first quarter of 1981.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The following table provides the information requested: 115W
Percentage changes Wages and salaries per unit of output in manufacturing Import and export unit values: Finished manufactures exc. ships, North Sea installations and aircraft Wholesale price index: output other than food, drink and tobacco Imports Exports 1st quarter 1982 on 1st quarter 1981 +3 per cent. +13 per cent +10 per cent. +10 per cent.
Sources: Monthly Digest of Statistics, updated by latest estimates.