Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 10th March 1999.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 9:45 pm, 10th March 1999

Does the Minister still subscribe to the view expressed in the Labour manifesto that it is an explicit objective of a Labour Government to raise the trend rate of growth of the United Kingdom economy? On what assumption about the trend rate of growth is the Budget based and why has she not subjected that assumption to audit by the National Audit Office?