The Prime Minister has hailed the GDP figures, saying, "we still have a long way to go, but I think these figures show that we're on the right track."
Remarking on the one-off figures included in the positive GDP figures, such as an extra working day and the Olympics, Mr Cameron said:
"There are always one-off figures but I do think they show an underlying picture of good and positive growth."
Today's GDP figures are obviously good news, but the Chancellor is rightly cautious about the state of the recovery.
Underlying growth is a rather less impressive 0.3 per cent when the Olympics and bank holidays are taken into account.
Official figures are expected to confirm today that the UK economy has pulled out of recession. But future growth could remain slow.