HC Deb 16 October 2003 vol 411 c315W
20. Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the recent change in the budget deficits(a) in Germany, (b) in France and (c) on average in the eurozone. [132075]

Ruth Kelly

In 2002, the general Government deficit reached 3.1 per cent. of GDP in France, 3.5 per cent. of GDP in Germany and 2.3 per cent. of GDP in the euro area.