§ 22. Mr. McWilliam
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the percentage decrease in gross domestic product of the United Kingdom since May 1979; and what has been the average percentage increase or decrease in gross domestic product of the United States of America, France, Italy, West Germany, Japan and Canada, respectively.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Between the first half of 1979 and the second half of last year United Kingdom GDP is estimated to have declined by 3¾ per cent. Since the first half of 1979 GNP or GDP is estimated to have risen by ½ per cent. in the USA, 4 per cent. in France, 2¼ per cent. in Italy, 2¾ per cent. in West Germany, 8½ per cent. in Japan and 4 per cent. in Canada.