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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:59 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak Conservative, Havant 5:59 pm, 20th October 2015

This is a Government on the side of hard-working people, elected with a mandate and a majority to transform our country from a high-welfare, high-tax, low-wage economy to a low-welfare, low-tax, high-wage economy. The reforms brought in and passed through this House must be viewed in the wider context of the summer Budget and the broader package of help for working people. Conservative Members believe the best route for working people is to let them keep more of the money they earn. All Members should welcome our new national living wage—a pay rise for 2.5 million people—while income tax, national insurance and VAT have been frozen.