Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 4:21 pm ar 6 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Anna Firth Anna Firth Ceidwadwyr, Southend West 4:21, 6 Chwefror 2024

That is an exact quote: “There is no money left.” I do not mind saying it again, because that is the mess that Labour left us with. The point here is that having said that there is no money left, what did outgoing Labour Ministers do? They pocketed £1 million in that year in severance pay. In today’s money, that would be £1.6 million—truly shocking. That was irresponsible then, and their actions are 100% hypocritical today.

In stark contrast, when we entered office, what was our approach when we saw the mess that Labour had left us in? We cut our ministerial salaries and have kept them frozen ever since.