§ 7. Mr. David Howell
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will now give guidance to business on the effects of the Government's long-term investment programmes, in the light of his decision not to publish a revised National Plan this year.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
If the hon. Member refers to forecasts of the investment required to meet planning objectives, this must await the result of the planning operation to which I referred on 10th November. But we have stressed the importance for the future of maintaining a high level of investment.