Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 1:31 pm, 31st October 2018

Does my hon. Friend agree that the economy was growing and national debt was below 50% when Labour left Government? Debt has grown to 85% under this Government because of their failed austerity programme. Indeed, when we built the NHS in 1948, debt was 250% of GDP, but it dropped because we invested in the economy.