HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 c473W
50. Mr. Knox

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the rate of economic growth in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.

Sir Georffrey Howe

Complete GDP figures are not available due to the Civil Service dispute. In the year to the third quarter of 1981, the output measure shows a decline of 1½ per cent., and the income measure a decline of 1/2 per cent.