Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Output Statistics on 8th June 1989.
Mr. Janman To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are his latest figures for output per hour worked in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Major The April 1989 edition of the “Economic Progress Report” presented estimates by a leading academic which show that output per hour worked in the United Kingdom economy as a whole in 1986 was about 50 per cent. higher than in Japan and only 5 per cent. lower than Germany.