§ Mr. McBride
asked the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the effect of the Budget proposals, as a whole, on the Welsh economy.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Wales will benefit from the measures proposed which continue the policies adopted by the Government, since taking office, of stimulating growth and employment throughout the United Kingdom. The Budget strategy376W is for an annual rate of growth of around 5 per cent. over the 18 months to the first half of 1974.