HC Deb 24 February 1983 vol 37 c526W
41. Mr. Haynes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the prospects for a recovery in the economy.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

Lower inflation and improved competitiveness are providing a basis for a strenghthening and sustainable recovery. The autumn statement envisaged growth of 1.5 per cent. in GDP in 1983. A new forecast will be published with my Budget proposals on 15 March.

48. Mr. Foster

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when next he expects to meet the Trades Union Congress to discuss the prospects for economic recovery.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

I shall be meeting the economic committee of the TUC on 28 February.

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