Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Charles calls on the Chancellor to reduce taxes at the first opportunity.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con): When the books are balanced, will the Chancellor seriously consider reducing the overall burden of taxation? Thanks to the efforts of the previous Government, it is far too high.

Mr Osborne: Of course, I am a believer in trying to reduce the tax burden and trying to reduce taxes. However, I have always believed that the best way to achieve that is from stable public finances, otherwise one cuts taxes one year and has to put them up the next. So I am a fiscal conservative with a small c as well as a tax-cutting Conservative with a big C.

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