The Economy Debate

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Department: HM Treasury
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

(1 month, 4 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Bim Afolami Portrait Bim Afolami
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I agree with my hon. Friend, who is a fantastic champion for his constituents in this House, as everybody in this House knows. The only thing I would add to what he has said is that we on this side of the House know what it is to take responsible decisions and take them for the long term.

James Sunderland Portrait James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)
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Given the global macro-shocks faced during this Parliament, particularly the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is quite remarkable that we have got inflation back down to 2.3%. It is testament to good fiscal policy, and we are leading the way within the G7. Does the Minister agree that, for those constituents living in Bracknell Forest who want low inflation, higher employment, higher wages and higher growth, sticking to the plan is absolutely the right thing to do?

Bim Afolami Portrait Bim Afolami
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My hon. Friend is a brilliant champion for Bracknell Forest, a part of the country that I know well, and I completely agree with his remarks.