PM is making progress on his five-point plan, says Treasury chief secretary

PM is making progress on his five-point plan, says Treasury chief secretary
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Published: 07/01/2024

- 14:08

THE Prime Minister is making progress on his five-point plan for the country, according to Chief Secretary Treasury Laura Trott.

She told GB News: “What we've seen in the last year since he became Prime Minister is that the economy has turned a corner. In the year and a bit ago when he took over, we were forecast to have the biggest recession that we’ve seen in 100 years, inflation was over 11%.

“We've now seen growth in the economy, albeit small, and we want it to be more and also we've seen inflation come down. That's really important, it's really important for people at home.

“It is working. I know you're going to raise with me NHS waiting lists, quite rightly, because we have seen a really big impact as a result of the strikes. But what we've seen is, where we haven't had those strikes, we are starting to make progress on the waiting lists. So we hope that can get resolved and we can continue on with that.”

In a discussion with Camilla Tominey, she continued: “On stopping the boats, obviously, the numbers have come down, of illegal migration over here by over a third last year, at a time when it's going up by 80% in countries like Italy. But we want to go further.

“We know we need to do more. And that's why we've introduced legislation into the House of Commons to stop the boats, so we really are seeing progress. I know there's more to be done and that's the argument that we're going to be making over the next year.”

On the Post Office scandal, she said: “The Post Office has clearly behaved abysmally throughout all of this. This has been an enormous miscarriage of justice and I'm glad to see it's getting the attention that it rightly deserves.

“In terms of individuals, there's a process for that in terms of an honours committee for looking at forfeiture. There's also an inquiry going on, so it wouldn't be right for me to comment on individuals.”

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