Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:01 pm on 19th July 2017.

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Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng Conservative, Spelthorne 2:01 pm, 19th July 2017

With respect to the statement, my right hon. Friend will be aware that 300 people reached the age of 100 in 1952, when Her Majesty the Queen came to the throne; last year, it was over 13,000. Is he surprised, as I am, at the irresponsibility and recklessness of the Labour party in resisting some of these measures?