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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Economic Growth

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Economic Growth on 14th January 1988.


Mr. Richard Shepherd To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest forecast for the rate of economic growth in the United Kingdom over the coming year.

Mr. Allan Stewart To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest forecast for the rate of economic growth in the United Kingdom over the coming year.

Mr. Wells To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest forecast for the rate of economic growth in the United Kingdom over the coming year.

Mr. Major In the Autumn Statement my right hon. Friend the Chancellor forecast that the economy would grow by 2.5 per cent. in 1988. The non-oil economy is expected to grow by 3 per cent. This will take us into the eighth successive year of steady growth.

Mr. Hanley To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effects on employment of economic growth in the United Kingdom since 1983.

Mr. Key To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effects on employment of economic growth in the United Kingdom since 1983.

Mr. Major The steady growth of the United Kingdom economy since 1983 has contributed to a rise of over 1.25 million in the number of jobs.

Mr. Michael To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet the director general of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the prospects for the British economy.

Mr. Morley To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet the representatives of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the state of the economy.

Mr. Cousins To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet the director general of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the current performance of British industry.

Mr. Major My right hon. Friend meets the director general of the CBI from time to time and a wide range of issues are discussed.