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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 2:45 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng Conservative, Spelthorne 2:45 pm, 23rd April 2013

We have sat a long time and what we have heard from the Opposition Benches has not been a rigorous scrutiny of the Bill; it has been a litany of complaints about Government measures to reduce the deficit and to reduce spending. We have not heard one constructive idea. This is not constructive opposition, by any stretch of the imagination, and it is terrifying that the people on the seats opposite seem to think that they are going to waltz into Government. The country does not find them credible; it is not going to turn to this rather childish and constant carping at serious attempts to reduce the deficit.