HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c368W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further evidence he has received to support his estimate in the autumn statement of a 4 per cent. growth in exports of goods and services in 1984.

Mr. Moore

Further evidence that reinforces the healthy outlook for exports includesFirst, in the three months August to October exports of goads were 3½ per cent. higher than in the previous three months. Second, the latest CBI monthly survey, which showed a further improvement in export order books.

Third, the latest non-government forecasts as reported in t Financial Times on 5 December.