Debate on the Address — [1st day]

Part of Outlawries Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 27th May 2015.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) 4:03 pm, 27th May 2015

One of the myths that were put around was that the Labour Government maxed out on their credit card. Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that before the banking crisis hit in 2008, debt as a proportion of the country’s GDP was lower than the level that we inherited in 1997?