§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the average annual growth in production in the last four years.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
Between the year ending with the second quarter of 1964 and that ending with the second quarter of 1968 (the latest date available) the average annual growth in gross domestic product at constant prices was about 21 per cent. In the industries covered by the index of production the rate of growth for the same period was just over 2 per cent.