§ 41. Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consult the Confederation of British Industry in the Northern region prior to the introduction of his Budget.
§ Mr. Brittan
My right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer met representatives of the Confederation of British Industry on 2 February to discuss the state of the economy and their Budget representations. There are no plans at present for my right hon. and learned Friend to have a separate meeting with any of the regional representatives of the CBI. I met representatives of the Northern region of the CBI on 6 February.