[Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 4th March 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon 3:04 pm, 4th March 2015

That is one of the few points on which I agree with the hon. Gentleman. He has been quoting selectively from various institutions. He has just quoted the IFS. The director general of the IFS has said that

“if the Conservatives win the election they will neither, despite what the opposition would have us believe, destroy the NHS nor return the welfare state . . . to 1930s level of provision.”

Does the hon. Gentleman accept that, and will he now withdraw his previous comment?