HC Deb 21 October 2003 vol 411 c484W
Mr. Simmonds

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the economy's predicted level of growth for 2003–04. [132989]

Ruth Kelly

The Government's latest economic forecasts were published in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2003 (HC 500) on 9 April. GDP growth was forecast to be 2 to 2.5 per cent. in 2003 and 3 to 3.5 per cent. in 2004. Updated growth forecasts will be published in the forthcoming pre-Budget report 2003.