The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Inflation – 17 July 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Inflation on 17th July 1987.

Mr. Galbraith Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumptions his Department has made about the rate of inflation for 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Mr. Major The Financial Statement and Budget Report published in March 1987 contains assumptions for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator for the financial years 1988-89 to 1990-91, together with forecasts for growth in the GDP deflator in 1987-88 and for the retail prices index up to the second quarter of 1988. These figures are presented as follows:

Inflation (percentage change on a year earlier)

Year | GDP deflator Forecast
1987-88 | 4.5
1988-89 | 4.0
1989-90 | 3.5
1990-91 | 3.0

1987 4th quarter | 4.0
1988 2nd quarter | 4.0