§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the rate of change of productivity in the UK economy in each of the last seven years. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.1211W
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Kenneth Clarke, dated 7 September 2004:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on the rate of change of productivity in the UK Economy in each of the last seven years. (186210)
The accompanying table shows the rate of change of productivity, as measured by output per worker, for the whole economy. The data shown are from 1997 to 2003 inclusive.
Percentage Annual growth rate 1997 1.4 1998 2.5 1999 1.3 2000 2.8 2001 1.3 2002 0.7 2003 1.0