Value Added Tax Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:48 am on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 11:48 am, 8th February 2019

I rather doubt that the hon. Gentleman spent a great deal of his life at Labour party conferences back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Had he done so, he would have recalled Barbara Castle’s blackboard—it is probably called a chalkboard now—on which she entered every single spending commitment ever agreed by the Labour party conference with two totals. Every time we made a spending commitment, we had to vire something in the other direction. Does he pay tribute, as many of us do, to the late Barbara Castle?