Economic Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:03 pm on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, North East Bedfordshire 1:03 pm, 8th July 2020

The Chancellor has answered many specific questions, but I would like to commend the overall tone of his statement, which he began by saying that he would be “unencumbered by dogma”, but with

“a simple desire to do what is right.”

His responses have oftentimes mentioned the social justice imperative behind his plan for jobs, which I think will strike many in the country as absolutely right.

May I echo the comments of my right hon. Friend Sajid Javid, about the need, when we come to the fall, to look at ways in which overall debt as a burden on the GDP of the country can be brought under control?