§ 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.