National Insurance Contributions Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 4th November 2013.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Treasury) 4:54 pm, 4th November 2013

I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention, but I prefer to look at the record. When the Government came to power, they inherited a growing economy. They choked off the recovery, resulting in three years of flatlining and stagnation, and the current cost-of-living crisis that affects businesses and people up and down the country.