HC Deb 01 February 1989 vol 146 cc307-8W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the productivity growth figures in manufacturing industry in Scotland for the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Lang

Over the year to March 1988, output per head in Scottish manufacturing industry was 9.8 per cent. higher than a year earlier. This compares with an increase of 7.3 per cent. in the United Kingdom as a whole.