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Economic Trends

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of economic trends in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. (156898)

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the performance of the Scottish economy in the last quarter. (156899)

Thanks to the policies of this Government the Scottish economy is performing admirably with economic growth of 2.4 per cent. for the year to Q1, which continues to exceed the long-term average, and extends an impressive run of 11 consecutive quarters of greater than trend growth.