§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to announce the appointment of a team of independent forecasters to assist the Treasury; and if he will name the individuals he has approached to date.
§ Mr. Nelson
[holding answer 1 December 1992]: It is planned to issue invitations to join the forecasting panel in the next few weeks. An announcement about the panel's membership will follow shortly afterwards.