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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 26th April 2007.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 11:33 am, 26th April 2007

The hon. Gentleman is quite right. I should have said, "Baroness Thatcher".

On value for money, the figures show year after year after year that council tax costs people less with Labour authorities. The average council tax is much lower under Labour. We provide better value for money, and if I were Leader of the House —[ Laughter. ] I am the Leader of the House, so I am going to mention it, but if I were shadow Leader of the House, I would be more concerned about the antics of the Leader of the Opposition. The Daily Mail headline on page 28 says: "Another day, another... stunt for Cameron". Mr. Cameron travelled 100 miles to paint an already white wall in a desperate effort to get some votes for the Conservatives.