§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress concerning the effects of his Budget on manufacturing industry.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and I met the president and director-general of the CBI on 13 March. They explained that the CBI support, as the main priority, achievement of a further reduction in inflation. They were naturally disappointed that I had not found it possible to give more relief to industry in the Budget.
I have received no formal representations from the TUC since the Budget.