HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c461W
Mr. Ralph Howell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give details of(a) the overall output and (b) the output per person engaged, in each of the following industries, for the years 1979 and 1989: (i) agriculture, (ii) the steel industry, (iii) coal mining, (iv) car industry, (v) electrical goods industry, (vi) local government and (vii) the National Health Service.

Mr. Norman Lamont

I have been asked to reply.

Estimates are not compiled on precisely the basis requested, but index numbers of output and of output per head are available for the following industry groups, on a 1985 = 100 basis, as shown in the table:

Output Output per head
1979 1989 1979 1989
(i) Agriculture, forestry and fishing 76.8 98.5 1 1
(ii) Metals 118.2 124.7 68.1 168.2
(iii) Coal and coke 136.6 105.7 96.8 221.1
(iv) Motor vehicles and parts 132.6 126.1 78.7 127.1
(v) Electrical and instrument engineering 79.2 129.1 65.0 133.0
(vi) Medical, health and veterinary services 1 105.0 1 1
1 Not available.

Figures for local government are not available.