Opposition Day debate on the economy

23 June 2011

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls, moved an opposition day debate in the House of Commons on 22 June 2011 on the economy.

MPs debated Government policies to cut the structural deficit and the economic situation one year on from the Government's first budget.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.


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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