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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:29 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp Conservative, Croydon South 5:29 pm, 20th October 2015

In a year or two the Scottish Government will assume powers to vary income tax and it will be entirely at their discretion to raise it to fund tax credits, so we will find out very shortly whether they really plan to use those powers.

I am conscious that time is short, so I shall conclude. The measures shift the engine of prosperity creation away from the state and towards work and pay. I welcome the proposals and will support them this evening.