HC Deb 03 November 1994 vol 248 cc1290-1W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference between the forecast public sector borrowing requirement for 1994–95 contained in table 2.1 of the Treasury's 1994 summer economic forecast and the earlier forecast for the same financial year contained in the March 1991 Financial Statement and Budget Report; and if he will estimate how much of the difference was due to (a) discretionary changes to public expenditure plans, taxes or other receipts, (b) changes resulting from errors in forecasting the level of out-put, (c) changes resulting from errors in forecasting the rate of inflation, (d) errors in forecasting debt interest and (e) other errors.

Mr. Aitken

I regret that I cannot answer substantively before Parliament is prorogued. I will, however, write to the hon. Member.