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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education) 2:00 pm, 23rd March 2011

Would my hon. Friend also say that what is particularly startling today is that, after all the measures we have heard from the Chancellor about in the Budget, the growth forecast has taken place as an after-effect? How bad would the growth forecast have been without those measures? It is still drastically down from what the Chancellor suggested that it would be when he delivered his previous Budget nine or 10 months ago.