HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc72-3W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information he has as to the percentage change in manufacturing output in each of the European Economic Community countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and Japan, taking the 1979 level as 100.

Mr. Atkins

The information is in the following tables:

Changes in manufacturing output between 1979 and 1987
Per cent.
Belgium 4.4
Denmark ..
France 1-1.6
Federal Republic of Germany 7.8
Greece -0.8
Ireland 46.2

Per cent.
Italy 8.8
Luxembourg 21.5
Netherlands 13.1
Portugal 136.9
Spain 11.3
United Kingdom 0.2
United States 20.9
Canada 19.3
Japan 28.4
.. = not readily available
1 estimate

Sources: Central Statistical Office. OECD.