HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c200W
Mr. Ashton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest forecast for the balance of payments in 1989 and 1990.

Mr. Major

The Autumn Statement provided forecasts of the current account for 1988 and 1989 only. This year the current account deficit was forecast to be £11 billion. As usual a new forecast will be published on Budget day.