§ 25. Ms. Abbott
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the CBI concerning the health of the British economy.
§ Mr. Portillo
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer and I have frequent contact with representatives of industry, including the CBI, and pay close attention to their views on the economy. We have taken careful note of their concerns and proposals as well as the broad welcome given to the autumn statement.