§ Mr. Gould
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his reply dated 12 March 1984, Official Report, column 53, what is his estimate of the increase in gross domestic product less oil and gas since the decade 1963–1973 and since May 1979; and whether he will provide corresponding figures for manufacturing output.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Information is not available in the precise form requested but the following comparisons can be made:
Percentage change 1973 to 1986 1st quarter 1979 1st half to 1986 1st quarter Gross domestic product* excluding extraction of mineral oil and natural gast† +11 +6 Manufacturing -10 -6 * Based on the output measure of GDP at constant factor cost, which is the appropriate measure where an industrial analysis is required. † Extraction of mineral oil and natural gas comprises Class 13 of the Standard Industrial Classification 1980.
Source: Central Statistical Office.