HC Deb 24 February 1983 vol 37 c528W
53. Mr. Dykes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he considers that cyclical factors currently affecting the United Kingdom economy will lead to progress in output and gross domestic product in 1983.

Mr. Brittan

Lower inflation and improved competitiveness are providing a sound basis for an upturn in output in 1983 and a better long-run performance of the economy. The autumn statement looked to growth of 1.5 per cent. in GDP in 1983. A new forecast will be published with my right hon. and learned Friend's Budget proposals on 15 March.