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"Economic Progress Report"

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his written reply dated 23 March, Official Report, c. 324–7, concerning the charts published in the January issue of "Economic Progress Report', whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the increase in productivity for manufacturing industry in the third quarter of 1981 compared with the first half of 1979, using third quarter 1981 weights instead of the 1979 weights for the various sectors of industry.

In common with most other economic series, labour productivity statistics are published on the basis of 1975 weights. The January "Economic Progress Report" article did not use 1979 weights. Alternative weightings are not available.