HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c545W
54. Mr. James Lamond

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what improvement there has been in the economy of the United Kingdom in the last year.

Mr. MacGregor

Among the factors, GDP is provisionally estimated to have grown by 3½ per cent. in 1985, inflation fell to 5½ per cent. in the last quarter of 1985 and the latest employment figures show an annual rise of 220,000.