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International Monetary Fund

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the Public Information Notice produced following the International Monetary Fund’s Article IV consultation with the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. (127306)

The UK Government strongly supports the IMF surveillance programme, and welcomes scrutiny of UK economic and financial policy.

The Public Information Notice, published alongside the Article IV Report, concluded that “macro-economic performance in the UK remains impressive”. The Treasury will publish an updated assessment of economic and fiscal developments in the 2007 Budget on 21 March.