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Economic Forecast

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in his forthcoming short-term economic forecast, he will include an estimate of the possible level of the public sector borrowing requirement for 1980–81 following the precedent set in November 1978.

I ask the hon. Member to await the next Industry Act forecast which will be published shortly.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in his forthcoming short-term economic forecast, he will include an estimate of the possible impact of changes in confidence and expectations following income tax cuts intended to increase incentives, even though these are not included in the equations for the forecasting model.