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Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 22nd March 2016.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1:36 pm, 22nd March 2016

Would it not at the very least help to dispel the impression that the Chancellor is acting in his own political interests, rather than in the national economic interest, if he made it clear today that he was not going to stand for the leadership of the Tory party so that he could concentrate on his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer?