§ 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.