HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c544W
51. Mr. Knox

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of total demand in the economy.

Mr. MacGregor

Total real demand in the economy, interpreted as total final expenditure on goods and services, is provisionally estimated to have risen by 3½ per cent. in 1985 and a further 3½ per cent. rise is expected this year.