New Clause 10 — Impact of the Spending Round 2013 on tax revenue

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 2nd July 2013.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury) 3:30 pm, 2nd July 2013

I acknowledge what the hon. Gentleman has said, but I do not think that it can be linked to the economic reality—the reality of what households and people are experiencing. Many people are in insecure work, many are on zero-hour contracts, and many are self-employed. People all over the country feel that their living standards are being squeezed to such an extent that they cannot afford to pay for what they need by the end of the week.