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 Economic Growth – 5 February 1988

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Economic Growth on 5th February 1988.

Mr. McLoughlin To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent growth in the economy has been reflected in falling unemployment over the past year.

Mr. Major Strong growth in the economy accounts for the greater part of the fall in unemployment of over half a million over the past year, the largest fall since similar records began in 1948.