Economic Policy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th July 1986.

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Photo of Mr Piers Merchant Mr Piers Merchant , Newcastle upon Tyne Central 12:00 am, 17th July 1986

Is it not of greater significance that since the last G5 meeting the British economy has weathered the oil crisis elsewhere without any serious crisis, just as it weathered the miners' strike? Is this not a tribute to the underlying strength of the British economy and should that not be brought to the attention of the G5 nations?