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 4:30 pm on 2nd July 2013.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth 4:30 pm, 2nd July 2013

On the hon. Gentleman’s final point, there is more to come in my speech: “And there’s more”, I promise—I never did a good impersonation of Frank Carson. On employment, however, the hon. Gentleman is wrong. Employment is lower than in 2008 and I will come on to that—those are official statistics, so he cannot refute them. At the end of 2010, our economy was growing, yet we have been bumbling along the bottom for three years. We had a double-dip recession and barely escaped a triple-dip recession. Growth has been downgraded at every turn.