Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 6th July 2010.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats 5:15 pm, 6th July 2010

May I say to the right hon. Gentleman and Toby Perkins that the four major proposals on tax, finance and equality with which we went into the election have been delivered in the Budget? The only one that was not delivered was value added tax. The right hon. Gentleman knows that there is concern about its increase, but he has heard me say that I believe that, in the event, rather than making further spending cuts, it was the least worst option.

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