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Charter for Budget Responsibility

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 2016.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Conservative, Wyre Forest 12:00 am, 1st March 2016

In 2010, the budget deficit stood at 11.1% of GDP. This year, it is set to be down by two thirds at 3.9% of GDP, which is a remarkable achievement given the economic headwinds coming from outside the UK. Will my right hon. Friend tell the House what discussions he is having with other parties, in particular those on the shadow Front Bench, about how to reduce the budget deficit and turn it into a surplus, and are they proving to be helpful?