Clause 32 — Borrowing by the Scottish Ministers

Part of Scotland Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 14th March 2011.

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Photo of Fiona O'Donnell Fiona O'Donnell Labour, East Lothian 8:45 pm, 14th March 2011

The hon. Gentleman is really confusing me. He seems to be trying to have his Dundee cake and eat it. He said that, in times of difficulty, the last thing we should do is cut expenditure. Is he saying that it was wrong of the previous Government to spend money bailing out the banks when we faced the crisis?