Banking

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 1:00 pm on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne The Chancellor of the Exchequer 1:00 pm, 9th February 2011

I am confident about saying that the situation for small and medium-sized businesses in the hon. Gentleman's constituency and elsewhere will improve. The situation is not going to be transformed overnight- [ Interruption. ] Chris Ruane and others seem to have complete amnesia about the fact that Labour presided over the biggest banking crisis and the deepest recession since the 1930s. Labour Members got elected on the slogan crafted by the shadow Chancellor, "No more boom and bust", and then gave us the biggest boom and the biggest bust, and we are recovering the economy from the mess that they left.