East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has welcomed figures just released showing the UK economy exceeded economists’ estimates on almost every measure in the last month.
The figures show that industrial production rose 0.6% and construction output grew 0.4% to defy experts’ expectations.
The UK economy as a whole grew by 0.2% – despite the forecast of zero.
Sir Greg said: “The UK economy appears to be ignoring the doom-mongers who said that growth would hit a standstill.
“The fundamentals of our economy are strong and this news comes on the back of employment figures showing their highest rate since records began in 1971 with unemployment now below 4% for the first time since 1975.
Despite what some people have said, Britain is clearly open for more business.”