Economic Growth

Treasury written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Hywel Williams Hywel Williams Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of economic growth for each (a) region and (b) country in the UK for each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is responsible for producing the official economic and fiscal forecasts. The OBR's Budget forecast does not include a sub-national forecast.

The current forecast, published on 22 June 2010, is available at:

http://budgetresponsibility.independent.gov.uk/index.html

The OBR will publish a new forecast on 29 November 2010.

While forecasts for economic growth are not made at a sub-national level, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) annually publishes data on GVA for the English regions and the devolved countries. This is available at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14650 and the next publication is expected in December 2010.

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