Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:35 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover 4:35 pm, 1st April 2014

The hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well that his Government ran a budget deficit for a very long time. Running a budget deficit is understandable when coming out of recession, but not in a time of economic success. The previous Labour Government’s irresponsibility left this country badly exposed.