Prime Minister’s Questions

6th February 2013

Brooks Newmark welcomes more people being in work than ever before and the creation of more jobs in the private sector and asks the PM if he also believes the economy is beginning to turn the corner.

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Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree) (Con): With more women in work than ever before, with more men in work than ever before, and with more jobs created in the private sector, does the Prime Minister agree that not only is the Chancellor’s plan A working, but that the economy is beginning to turn the corner?

The Prime Minister: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. We should listen very carefully to the Governor of the Bank of England. He has said that growth is slower than we would like, but that the economy is moving in the right direction and that rebalancing is taking place. The things that need to be fixed in our economy, in terms of bank lending and the housing supply, are being fixed, and that is what the Government are determined to do.

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