To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the manufacturing sector productivity growth for each European Community country on the nearest comparable basis for the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
Following are the relevant data.
|Average annual percentage growth of Labour Productivity in Manufacturing|
|1 The figure for Italy is for 1986–88.|
Sources: OECD Main Economic Indicators
OECD Quarterly Labour Force Statistics
CSO Economic Trends.
Of the major EC countries for which data are available, the United Kingdom has had the fastest growth of labour productivity in manufacturing since 1986. Reliable data for other EC countries are not available.