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Part of Opposition Day — [9th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 5:10 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West 5:10 pm, 19th January 2011

I apologise for missing the beginning of this very important debate.

I thank my hon. Friend for setting out the economic realities. Does he agree that when there is a dire economic reality, the correct moral thing to do is not to bury our heads in the sand and carry on spending unsustainably, which will end up damaging the very people we want to protect because in the long term it will do the country no good, but to be really rigorous and focused in ensuring that the resources that we do have are absolutely focused on the most vulnerable?