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Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:21 pm on 22nd March 2016.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 3:21 pm, 22nd March 2016

Rachel Reeves made a strong case, but, unfortunately, it is desperately flawed. As she knows, the fact of the matter is that, in the 13 years of the Labour Government, the gap between the richest 10% and the poorest 10% widened. During her party’s period in government, we had record numbers of children in workless households, and unemployment, including youth unemployment, rose.