Economic Growth

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the effect of the 2013 Autumn Statement on the prospect for economic growth in the Northern Ireland economy.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

In the 2013 autumn statement, the OBR increased their growth forecasts for the UK economy to 2.4% for next year. The autumn statement also announced a number of measures which will support economic growth across the UK including Northern Ireland.

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