§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the trends in manufacturing productivity in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) other member states of the European Union in each of the first three quarters of 1996. 
§ Mr. Greg Knight
Figures on UK manufacturing output per person employed are published by the Office for National Statistics in table 4.7 of "Economic Trends", a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. They are also available on the central shared database, which can be accessed from the Library. The figures up to August 1996 will be released on Wednesday 16 October. Comparable figures for the other member states of the European Union are not yet available.