§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that United Kingdom production and exports are declining in comparison with many other countries, while the cost of living is rising in comparison with many other countries; what action he proposes to take to remedy this; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Barber
I do not fully accept the hon. Member's comparisons, but he will not in any event expect me to anticipate the assessment of our economic position which my right hon. and learned Friend will be making on April 17th.