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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:32 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 5:32 pm, 23rd March 2011

The main thrust of my speech was to point out that growth had been downgraded and we did not know that until today. It was only when we heard the Budget that we knew that growth had been downgraded, for the third time in a row, to 1.7%, so I could not have written it earlier.