HC Deb 04 February 1988 vol 126 cc705-6W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which are his latest prospects for the inflation rate in 1988.

Mr. Lilley

The forecast in the Autumn Statement was that inflation would be 41/2 per cent. in the fourth quarter of 1988. My right hon. Friend will present a new forecast at Budget time in the usual way.