Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his Summer Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 8 July 2015. This Budget statement set out the Government's policies following the general election of 7 May 2015.
Harriet Harman, Leader of the Opposition, responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Summer Budget statement . MPs from all sides of the House also took part in the debate.
What happens after the Budget statement?
It is customary for the Leader of the Opposition to respond to the speech given by the Chancellor rather than the Shadow Chancellor. The Shadow Chancellor makes his response the day after the Budget statement during the Budget debates.
The Budget debates will continue on Thursday 9 July and Monday 13 July, and will conclude on Tuesday 14 July. Each day of debate will cover a different policy area.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library has published a briefing paper on the Summer Budget.
The Budget and Parliament
Further information about Parliamentary procedure and the Budget:
More information about the contents of the 2015 Summer Budget will be made available on the HM Treasury website.
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