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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 Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 11:30 am, 30th April 2014

The Peterborough effect is back. Business confidence is returning, unemployment is falling and more new jobs are coming to my constituency. Much of that new prosperity relies on infrastructure spending financed by private pension funds. Does my right hon. Friend share my regret that Labour’s raid on company retirement funds, the brainchild of the shadow Chancellor, estimated last week by the Office for Budget Responsibility to have amounted to £118 billion, not only wrecked private pensions but hobbled vital private sector infrastructure investment in our country for a generation?