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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:23 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2:23 pm, 20th October 2015

My hon. Friend makes her point incredibly well. It is those who are working so hard to support us in every sphere—in our public services and the economy—who will be hit the hardest by this move. I hope that the Government will change their mind today. I will make some more progress before I take further interventions.

The Chancellor says that he wants a low-welfare, low-tax, high-wage economy—this may come as a surprise, but of course we all do—but what he says and what he does are two different things.