[Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 4th March 2015.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 3:31 pm, 4th March 2015

The Minister must have the charter for budget responsibility with him. I will give him a moment if he wants to pick it out of his file. Where does it say in the charter for budget responsibility—perhaps he could give us a page or line reference—that the figure is £30 billion? Can he quote the OBR on that figure either? Is it not the case that the charter for budget responsibility was about agreeing to focus on current budget plans, and not about the absolute budget surplus that his party was apparently committed to? What on earth was going on?