The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Productivity – 15 February 1989

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Productivity on 15th February 1989.

Mr. Sumberg To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what amount productivity has increased among manufacturing firms in the north-west over the last two years for which figures are available.

Mr. Major Figures for productivity growth in the north-west are not available. Manufacturing industry throughout the regions has achieved significant improvements in productivity. In the three months up to November 1988, manufacturing productivity in the United Kingdom as a whole was 14½ per cent. higher than in the corresponding period two years earlier.