§ 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. 
§ 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.