The Government’S Productivity Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of George Kerevan George Kerevan Scottish National Party, East Lothian 3:31 pm, 28th February 2017

I presume that the hon. Gentleman is aware that when Harold Macmillan was Chancellor of the Exchequer, the national debt was double what it is now. Even though it has doubled in the past 10 years, it was double the current figure as a proportion of GDP, and the economy was growing even faster and productivity was even higher.