HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c199W
81. Mr. Sumberg

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what amount productivity has increased among manufacturing firms in the north-west over the last two years for which figures are available.

Mr. Major

Figures for productivity growth in the north-west are not available. Manufacturing industry throughout the regions has achieved significant improvements in productivity. In the three months up to November 1988, manufacturing productivity in the United Kingdom as a whole was 14½ per cent. higher than in the corresponding period two years earlier.

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