HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c690W
92. Mr. Grocott

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the extent to which the 1988 Budget is achieving its objectives.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The effects of particular Budgets should not be looked at in isolation but as part of a general process of tax reform and other measures which have, inter alia, improved the performance of the economy by boosting incentives and enterprise. The 1988 Budget was a further major step in that process. We examine the extent to which specific measures have achieved their objectives as part of the annual Budget process.