Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th January 1985.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 29th January 1985

I am not quite sure whether the right hon. Gentleman is objecting to what we have done or saying that we should have done nothing. In fact, the action that my right hon. Friend took was to maintain the financial strategy that has brought inflation lower for a longer period than any other Government have done previously and which, in spite of the effects of a coal strike—[Interruption.]—for 10 to 11 months last year has kept the current account in surplus.