Clause 314 - Deposit schemes

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 20 June 2023.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy) 4:19, 20 June 2023

Loth as I am to disagree with the Minister, there was little by way of substantial growth in the Budget and there is almost nothing by way of immediate cost of living support in this Bill. We can only hope—although it is hope over expectation—that the Bill at least delivers some of the growth and some of the investment that the Government’s rhetoric would suggest they expect to see. I hope that happens, even though I doubt it will, and that the forecasts we see at the next fiscal event will be rather better than the ones we have seen over the past three or four years.