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Government Capital Expenditure

Part of Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 2nd February 2009.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) 5:30 pm, 2nd February 2009

Has the hon. Gentleman not yet understood the central point that lies behind the interventions by all western Governments—namely, that if people are unproductively unemployed and out of work, instead of being productively employed in public investment, that itself constitutes an unfunded public spending commitment? We are concerned with the alternative, which is that resources remain unemployed.

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