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Ec (Statistics)

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will publish a table in the Official Report showing such information as is available to her for each country in the European Economic Community as well as Spain and Portugal the (a) gross domestic product per capita, (b) unemployment rate, (c) inflation rate, (d) percentage of the work force employed in manufacturing, (e) percentage of the work force employed in agriculture, (f) percentage of the work force employed in services, (g) percentage of the total population who live in areas which qualify for regional fund assistance from the European Economic Community and (h) the percentage of total exports which go outside the European Economic Community.

The information requested by the hon. Member can be found in the following publications: (a) OECD National Accounts—page 125, table 6; (b) and (c) OECD Main Economic Indicators—pages 18, 23 and individual country pages; (d),(e) and (f) OECD LabourForce Statistics—pages 34 to 37; (h) OECD Monthly Statistics of Foreign Trade series A—individual country pages. These publications are all available in the House of Commons Library.Reliable and comparable figures for the percentage of the total population of the listed countries living in EC regional fund assistance areas are not available.