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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 1st November 2011.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne The Chancellor of the Exchequer 2:30 pm, 1st November 2011

The GDP numbers showed this morning that the British economy is growing, and that is positive news. But of course we have a difficult journey to take, from the deepest recession of our lifetimes and the biggest banking crisis in British history, which the right hon. Gentleman presided over when the Labour party was in government—and it is made more difficult by what is happening elsewhere in the world. [Interruption.] Of course that is the case, which is why the growth figures in the British economy are similar to the growth figures in the American economy, or the French economy, or the German economy.