Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:14 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of George Kerevan George Kerevan Scottish National Party, East Lothian 3:14 pm, 14th March 2017

Not only does it not add up, but it means that we will not have the investment in plant and machinery that will raise productivity. We will miss our productivity targets yet again. Since the Chancellor has amassed his war chest, he should be using it. He should not wait for two or three years to see what happens after Brexit—no general does that. What is needed is investment now. Let us get on with the T-levels. Let us invest in English schools. I think that that would be a good thing to do, but it is not what the Budget says.