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

Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, but I think that my hon. Friend has made an important point. What we needed to hear from the Chancellor last week was a plan for economic growth that would boost tax receipts and increase the number of jobs. Ultimately, that is how we can balance the books and reduce the deficit: by getting people into work and reducing their dependence on welfare.

My hon. Friend made a powerful point: the Government should not be so complacent about the unemployment situation in this country, and in particular the long-term unemployment situation.