HC Deb 29 January 1987 vol 109 c384W
53. Mr. Sean Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the current levels of consumer spending.

Mr. Ian Stewart

Figures published on 22 January 1987, which include a preliminary estimate for the fourth quarter of 1986, show a real increase of about 4¾ cent. in consumer expenditure in 1986 compared with the previous year.

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