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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:47 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid Conservative, Bromsgrove 5:47 pm, 23rd March 2011

I am glad that the hon. Gentleman said that one should look at the facts. Is he aware that the spending cuts over this parliamentary period are only 3.7%—0.9% a year—in real terms, which is lower than the spending cuts that were implemented by Denis Healey, a former Chancellor? On that basis, would he still describe them as swingeing, drastic or tough cuts?