HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c541W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the increase in productivity in manufacturing industry per employee from 1979 to the latest figures available, expressed as a percentage.

Mr. Forth

In the three months to January 1989 manufacturing productivity, as measured by output per person employed, was 49 per cent. higher than the 1979average level.