HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c667W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which sectors of the economy the recovery has taken place; and what criteria he has used in judging that these sectors have recovered.

Mr. Portillo

The recovery has proceeded across a broad front. Since the trough of the recession in the first quarter of 1992 the manufacturing, energy and service sectors, which together comprise over 90 per cent. of gross domestic product, have all shown sustained rises in output.