HC Deb 25 November 1987 vol 123 c218W
Ms. Armstrong

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the international competitiveness of British industry.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

In the second quarter of 1987— the latest period for which figures are available—relative unit labour costs in United Kingdom manufacturing industry were 6 per cent, lower than in the corresponding quarter of 1986.