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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 Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Labour, Leeds West 12:00 am, 1st March 2016

I agree that we need to reduce the debt and the deficit, but with interest rates at record lows and the International Monetary Fund forecasting that public and private investment will fall from 30th to 31st in the OECD league table, should we not be taking advantage of low interest rates to invest in our creaking infrastructure, airport capacity, road and rail, and flood defences?