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Manufacturing (Production And Employment)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the effect of his Budget on production and employment prospects in the manufacturing industries.

The forecast published in the FSBR, which takes account of the measures announced in the Budget, envisages growth of 2ยท5 per cent. in manufacturing output in 1985. Employment in manufacturing will benefit from the Government's supply side policies, including the measures announced in the Budget.