Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:09 pm on 20th March 1989.

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Photo of Mr John Townend Mr John Townend , Bridlington 6:09 pm, 20th March 1989

Will the hon. Gentleman be good enough to explain why he and his colleagues systematically vote against every tax reduction that the Government propose? In view of the fact that this year there is a Budget surplus of almost £14 billion, if he were in power, would the hon. Gentleman reduce taxes—a measure that I would support—and which taxes would he reduce?