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Economic Situation

Treasury written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the trend in the level of gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

In preparing their preliminary estimate for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) the ONS made it very clear that the fall in GDP was driven by the extreme weather in December, and estimate that without this disruption GDP would have been flat in the fourth quarter.

Returning the UK to sustainable economic growth is the Government's overriding priority. The OBR and other external bodies forecast a sustained economic recovery in the UK through 2011 and beyond.

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