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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:37 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Justice) (Political and Constitutional Reform) 4:37 pm, 23rd March 2011

The Conservatives spend all their time suggesting that this is just a national problem. The hon. Gentleman cited the possibility of our debt being 71% of GDP, but in Germany the figure is 79%, in France it is 75%, in Italy it is 116% and in Japan it is 194%. These problems came to every country in the world, and my right hon. Friend Mr Brown was not responsible for all of them.