Before I give way to the hon. Gentleman, he might like to reflect on this. He has been very vocal about the Second Reading debate. I remind him of this passage, when my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, following this very point, said:
“Economic success is not a southern phenomenon”,
and the hon. Gentleman intervened and said:
“Yes, it is.”—[Hansard, 10 January 2012; Vol. 538, c. 81.]
Would he like to explain that?