Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has given a cautious welcome to the preliminary economic growth figures:
After 3 damaging years of flatlining, this growth is both welcome & long overdue. But still no recovery in family living standards.
The Chancellor said the UK's beleaguered economy is finally "on the mend" as official figures showed a second successive quarter of growth.
GDP, the measure of what is produced by the country, was growing by 0.6 per cent in the second three months of the year.