Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:11 pm on 11th October 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover 5:11 pm, 11th October 2010

I would point out to the hon. Lady that the Office for Budget Responsibility says that there is a structural deficit of £109 billion-I believe that is the figure-which has nothing to do with the banking crisis or the recession and will not be eliminated by growth. Does she not accept that the previous Government have some or full responsibility for that structural deficit?