Living Standards

Part of Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:24 pm on 30th November 2011.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Minister (Transport) 5:24 pm, 30th November 2011

I agree with Anna Soubry; I do welcome the work on the A453. However, if her Government had not cancelled it 18 months ago, work would already have been under way.

Families in Nottingham are finding life hard this autumn. They tell me that they are worried about turning up the heating because gas bills have shot up. It costs more and more to do the weekly shop, they pay more for the bus and it costs a fortune to fill up the car. Thousands have found themselves out of work, but even if they have a job, their wages are likely to be frozen or rising by less than inflation. There certainly is not much left over for Christmas presents or occasional treats, let alone holidays or major purchases.