§ 26. Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about his policy to use the tax system to promote productivity increases in UK firms. 
§ Mr. Gordon Brown
With business, we are putting in place a strategy to tackle the long-term economic weakness of a 40 per cent. productivity with our most successful competitors. The Pre-Budget Report sets out what we must do over the coming year to help equip the British economy for the challenges ahead.