The gross domestic product, in 1960, for the Territories for which I am today responsible is estimated at £2,075 million. This represents an annual average rate of increase of about 5½ per cent. over the last five years. Allowing for changes in prices, on the basis of information available for the majority of the Territories, the rate of increase was about 5 per cent.
It is certainly a little less than before, but it is difficult to draw deductions from that fact. Of course, a number of Territories, such as Cyprus and Nigeria, have moved out of the sphere on which statistics are based. I do not think that deductions can be drawn from the figures.