§ Mr. Clapham
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he will take to improve the United Kingdom's economic performance relative to other OECD countries. 
§ Mrs. Angela Knight
The Government's policies will continue to deliver a stable macro-economic environment and efficient markets. These policies have been very successful. The UK is now performing better against its main competitors. We have enjoyed a stronger recovery since 1992 than any other major European economy, and the OECD expects us to grow significantly faster than Germany, France and Italy in both 1996 and 1997.
§ Mr. Touhig
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's economic performance in 1995. 
§ Mrs. Knight
Last year, the UK economy continued its run of healthy growth, low inflation, falling unemployment and declining Government borrowing, and we were able to reduce taxes in the 1995 Budget, thanks to firm control of public spending.