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Monetary Policy Committee — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 6th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury 3:22 pm, 6th July 2011

I apologise to my noble friend for cutting him off earlier, but I am glad that he has got in now. It is certainly a bit of a puzzle that there is continued weakness in broad money growth at a time when nominal GDP is growing. I am no macroeconomist, but when I look at the tables I see that, among other things, the velocity of the circulation of broad money is increasing. I cannot see behind me to see whether my noble friend is nodding, but I think he is, so I am all right on that one. Any question of additional quantitative easing or withdrawal of quantitative easing will be decisions for the MPC whenever it sees fit.