World Trade

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 14th June 2007.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Chancellor of the Exchequer 10:30 am, 14th June 2007

It was our legislation that banned something that had been a practice under previous Governments, and it was our party that led the way to making that change. On trade—I know the hon. Gentleman wants to know the figures illustrating the growth in trade—exports are growing by 6½ per cent. this year. We expect them to grow by 5¼ to 5¾ per cent. next year. That shows an economy that is far more balanced than in previous years.