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Part of Opposition Day — [17th( )Allotted Day] — Horsemeat – in the House of Commons at 4:16 pm on 12th February 2013.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 4:16 pm, 12th February 2013

I have generously let the hon. Lady have another chance at intervening, but she did not explain why, in the first year of this Parliament, her Government spent £3.2 billion less than the last Labour Government planned to spend, or why, in their second year, her Government spent £2.9 billion less than the amount in the plans they inherited. Nor did she explain why, in the third year of this Parliament, they spent £6.7 billion less than we had planned. When the Chancellor says that he has matched the plans of the last Labour Government, he is just plain wrong.