The Economy

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 4th June 2015.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Secretary of State 12:45 pm, 4th June 2015

I rise on the last day of the Queen’s Speech debate to support a programme for Government that stands full square behind the working people of this country. It unashamedly backs the aspiration of working people to own their own home. It unflinchingly supports the businesses, especially the small firms, that provide the jobs that working people depend on. It unfailingly stands on the side of parents who want what every parent wants for their child: good education in a great school. It understands that the best way to support the incomes of working people is to let them keep more of their income tax-free. Our programme for Government is unwavering in its determination to deliver sound public finances and the economic security that they bring for working people, because without that security nothing else is possible. We were elected as a party for the working people, and we will govern as a Government for the working people.