Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Ian Swales Ian Swales Liberal Democrat, Redcar 5:16 pm, 1st April 2014

The hon. Gentleman is making a very good speech. As somebody who represents the north-east corner of north Yorkshire, which is part of the north-east region, I am sure I can join in the north-east theme this afternoon. He talks about the drive to improve businesses. Does he agree that it is only through successful wealth creation that we can provide the public services that Opposition Members—and all of us—want to see?