§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment by how much in percentage terms manufacturing wages and salaries per unit of output rose in each member state of the EEC, the United States of America, Canada and Japan for (a) the period between the first quarter of 1974 and the first quarter of 1979, (b) the period between the second quarter of 1979 and the fourth quarter of 1980 and (c) the period between the first quarter of 1981 and the fourth quarter of 1982.
§ Mr. Alison
The figures for those countries for which comparable information is readily available are as follows:
Wages and salaries per unit of output in manufacturing Percentage increases 1974, first quarter to 1979, first quarter 1979, second quarter to 1980, fourth quarter 1981, first quarter to 1982, third quarter* United Kingdom 111 37 7 Federal German Republic † 22 14 8 United States of America 38 15 13 Canada 60 16 ‡ Japan 47 3 6 Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators * Comprehensive information for the fourth quarter of 1982 is not yet available. † Manufacturing and mining. ‡ The increase to 1982, second quarter was 19 per cent.