HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c100W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are his Department's currently preferred indices of competitiveness; and what their levels were in May of each year since 1979. [92561]

Mr. Byers

The Competitiveness White Paper, published on 16 December 1998, announced the Government's intention to develop a set of competitiveness indicators to measure the UK's progress. This work is in hand and will be published in due course.