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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 Greg Hands Greg Hands The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 1st March 2016

I thank my hon. Friend for his support for our budget reduction efforts. I have had no such discussions so far, nor any submissions from those on the Opposition Front Bench. I have, however, received a submission from Ed Balls’s former head of policy, Karim Palant, who said of the shadow Chancellor’s changing position on the charter:

“This kind of chaos less than a month into the job is the kind of blow even significant political figures struggle to recover from.”