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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:14 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Conservative, Watford 5:14 pm, 23rd March 2011

The comments that the hon. Lady somewhat generously applied to my erudition can also be applied to hers. To respond to her question on growth forecasts, we cannot select one figure and say that it makes a fundamental difference, because assessments of growth must be made over a period of time. In my experience, the most important factor for growth is the confidence people have in the economy, and that will definitely come about because of the Government’s sensible approach, as opposed to the reckless irresponsibility of their predecessor.