Economic Growth and Employment
Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day]
Vincent Cable (Secretary of State, Business, Innovation and Skills; Twickenham, Liberal Democrat)
Obviously, I do not know the particular position in Deptford, but I am very happy to take up the specifics if that helps.
The particular question that the hon. Gentleman started with was fair: why did the economic slow-down occur? He quoted my colleague in the upper House and others of varying views about why we have lower growth than was predicted by independent forecasters 18 months ago.