|Budget Statement and its Implications for Wales
Mr. Flynn: Will the Minister give way?
Mr. Hanson: I do not have time.
The Government are proud of the Budget, which invests in education, health and public services, and shifts the balance to the poorest members of the community with the working families tax credit, the minimum wage and a range of other measures. We must contrast that with the measures proposed by the hon. Members for Ribble Valley and for North Dorsetpublic spending cuts, lack of interest in services in Wales, and tax cuts that will damage the infrastructure and economy of Wales. To hon. Members from the nationalist party I say that independence would mean further cuts in services in Wales.
I wish you well for the future, Mr. Jones, and commend the Budget statement to the House.
Question put and agreed to.
Committee rose at Four o'clock.
Questions Not Answered Orally
jf12Foot and Mouth Disease
Mr. Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of state for Wales what steps he is taking to control the spread of foot and mouth disease and to eradicate it. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: This is a matter for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the National Assembly for Wales, who are working in close co-operation to control this disease and eradicate it.
I maintain close contact with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales on these matters.
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