– David Cameron
These are very, very disappointing figures. I don't seek to excuse them, I don't seek to try and explain them away.
Let me be absolutely clear: there is no complacency at all in this Government in dealing with what is a very tough situation that, frankly, has just got tougher.
I believe the truth is this: it is very difficult recovering from the deepest recession in living memory accompanied, as it was, by a debt crisis.
David Cameron says there will be "no change" in the way his government is handling Britain's economy after the country slipped back into recession. Figures show an estimated 0.2% quarterly decline in GDP.