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Manufacturing Output

Volume 22: debated on Monday 26 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the trends in industrial productivity.

Output per head in manufacturing industry increased by some 10½ per cent. between the fourth quarter of 1980 and the fourth quarter of 1981, the latest period for which figures are available. Aggregated figures for the nationalised industries, many of which do not form part of manufacturing industry, are not compiled.