UK Politics

Labour Party: Risks posed by this Government's gamble with growth and jobs are all too clear - Timms

News   •   Sep 24, 2010 14:21 BST

Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Timms MP responding to reports that five Government departments have settled their spending agreements, said:

"These departments represent a tiny proportion of the Government's overall budget, but if they want to make a big deal of it the coalition should do it in the House and not to the media. 

"The real issue is that, on a day when the Irish economy has fallen back into recession on the back of major spending cuts and tax rises, the risks posed by this Government's gamble with growth and jobs are all too clear."