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Clause 2 - Personal allowance for 2013-14 for those born after 5 April 1948

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Minister (Treasury) 4:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

I have a genuine question. I ask the Minister to strip away the rhetoric and tell the Committee whether he believes that there is a connection between economic growth and the success of our economy, and the health of our public finances? Does he understand that the health of the economy is a driver for repairing our deficit, or does he not?