Economy — Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:37 am on 7th May 2009.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Handsworth Lord Morris of Handsworth Labour 11:37 am, 7th May 2009

My Lords, the noble Lord has given us his version of the record of the Labour Government. Can he remind us which Government were in office when we had the three-day week; which Government said that unemployment was a price worth paying; which Government were in office when interest rates went up to 15 per cent and we were thrown out of the ERM; and of course which Government were in office when we turned our manufacturing sector in the north of England into a wasteland?