Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th April 2014.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 30th April 2014

First, the right hon. Gentleman says that people were given shares. They paid for shares. Secondly, he again raises the issue that there was some sort of agreement. There was no agreement.

At the end of the day, the right hon. Gentleman should recognise that a business which lost money, and which he tried to privatise in government but failed, is now in the private sector, making money and succeeding for our country, and its employees are now shareholders. Is it not interesting that, given the growth in our economy, the fall in unemployment and the reduction in the deficit, he is reduced, like old Labour, to complaining about a successful privatisation?