Debate on the economy

07 December 2011

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, moved a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 December on the economy and the 2011 Autumn Statement.

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls responded to the debate on behalf of the Government. At the end of the debate, the question was put that the House had considered the matter of the economy. The House divided (voted) and the question was negatived on division (Ayes: 79, Noes 213).

Watch and read the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on the economy in the Topics and News sections.

Autumn Statement 2011

The debate follows the Chancellor's Autumn Statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 29 November. The Chancellor will also give evidence on the Autumn Statement to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on Wednesday 7 December at 2.15pm.

Find more information about the Autumn statement and watch the Treasury Committee evidence session in the news section. 


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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