The Economy

Part of Council Tax Rebate – in the House of Commons at 7:25 pm on 31st March 2009.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie Shadow Chief Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) 7:25 pm, 31st March 2009

No. I have nearly finished and it would not be fair.

The position may be made worse if the quantitative easing programme fails to deliver what the Government expect.

In the few seconds left, let me make two pleas to the Government. First, they must get the schemes they have announced up and running properly and stop announcing new ones. More important, they must get before the House the legislative framework for any new banking regulation we need, including the appropriate early warning systems promised some time ago, so that we can consider it fully and quickly, and get it up and running as well.

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