Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:21 pm on 21st March 2007.

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Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Labour, Northampton North 2:21 pm, 21st March 2007

One of the advantages of the Select Committee's excellent trip to Ireland was that we looked at some of the economic facts, which are not as the right hon. Gentleman says. Ireland started off as a basket-case and has improved from a low base. Its level of indirect taxes has increased, which this country would not stand. Ireland considers that its spending on the health service is in crisis and that it needs to be transformed. The right hon. Gentleman's facts are not accurate.