Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 10th March 1999.

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Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury) 9:45 pm, 10th March 1999

For people in 2 million households, the measure halves the rate of tax that they will be paying. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman can understand that clearly.

The Budget is about locking in economic stability, controlling public finances, ensuring that we are investing and ensuring that we cut borrowing and continue to do so. It is about raising—