A spokesman for the Treasury said:
It is too early in the financial year to draw conclusions about the year as a whole, especially as today's public finances data include a number of one-off factors and temporary distortions.
The Government is committed to dealing with the deficit, which will help keep interest rates lower for longer and support millions of families and businesses across the country.
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