HC Deb 27 January 1998 vol 305 cc154-5W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the East and South-East Asian financial and economic crisis on British GDP growth in 1997–98, 1998–99 and 1999–2000 and on the volumes of United Kingdom exports and imports in those years. [25225]

Mrs. Liddell

Financial difficulties to date in Asia are not expected to have a major direct impact on the UK economy, but the situation is still evolving and is being kept under close scrutiny.