HC Deb 11 May 1988 vol 133 cc140-1W
23. Mr. Butler

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his assessment of business prospects in the Warrington area.

Mr. Atkins

United Kingdom GDP is forecast to increase by 3 per cent. and manufacturing output by 5 per cent. this year. The strengthening of incentives in this year's Budget and the help available through the enterprise initiative will ensure that business in Warrington continues to be well placed to take its full share of this growth.