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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:14 pm on 29th March 2010.

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Photo of John Maples John Maples Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 5:14 pm, 29th March 2010

That would normally be the case in a recession if we were talking about the cyclical part of the deficit, but what we have here is a structural deficit of 9 per cent. last year and 8 per cent. next year, if the figures are right. How long does the hon. Gentleman think we should take to eliminate that?

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