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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:56 pm on 24th March 2005.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Home Office 1:56 pm, 24th March 2005

Can we have an early debate on adult numeracy and literacy standards, so that I might feel better equipped to explain to my constituents in Hall Green the ITN Osborneism that a £35 billion reduction in planned spending is actually an increase, rather than a cut?