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 David Gauke David Gauke Conservative, South West Hertfordshire 2:21 pm, 21st March 2007

As another member of the Treasury Committee who was on the trip to Dublin, I can tell my right hon. Friend that we were informed about how growth was very high in the early 1990s, long before Ireland joined the euro, and that public expenditure as a proportion of GDP has been substantially lower in Ireland than in the UK.