Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons am 11:30 am ar 6 Ebrill 2005.

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Photo of Michael Howard Michael Howard Leader of the Opposition, Leader of HM Official Opposition, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30, 6 Ebrill 2005

The right hon. Gentleman talks about his record. Let us look at his record. I will tell him about his record: taxes—[Hon. Members: "Up."]; crime—[Hon. Members: "Up."]; immigration—[Hon. Members: "Up."]; waiting times—[Hon. Members: "Up."]; MRSA—[Hon. Members: "Up."]; truancy—[Hon. Members: "Up"]. Let us have a look at what has gone down: take-home pay—[Hon. Members: "Down."]; pensions—[Hon. Members: "Down."]; productivity growth—[Hon. Members: "Down."]; manufacturing employment—[Hon. Members: "Down."]; detection rates—[Hon. Members: "Down."]. After eight years of Labour government, we are locking up teachers not yobs, our voting system resembles a banana republic's, and pensioners who cannot find an NHS dentist are reduced to pulling out their own teeth. Is there not now a clear choice at this election: rewarding this Prime Minister for eight years of broken promises or choosing a Government who will take action on the things that matter to hard-working Britons.