Living Standards

Part of Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:52 pm on 30th November 2011.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Labour, Sefton Central 2:52 pm, 30th November 2011

My right hon. Friend is making the case extremely well about the unfairness of what the Government announced in the autumn statement about targeting those on lower and middle incomes instead of targeting the bankers and the bonuses—a move that was successful under Labour and should be repeated by the present Government. He was asked about prices, and I am sure that he will soon say something about cutting VAT as an effective way of helping hard-pressed families through reduced prices.