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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 Paul Uppal Paul Uppal Conservative, Wolverhampton South West 4:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

Several interventions have gone back and forth, starting with the point made by the hon. Member for Edinburgh East about the standard of living. Did that not miss the basic point that the whole economic argument that we are having is actually about responsibility—the responsibility that we bequeath to future taxpayers who are young or not yet born? The simple, easy thing to do is to kick the can down the road, and that is what landed us in this mess in the first place.