Treasury Minister Chloe Smith has rejected Labour's call for the Government to re-think its strategy over public sector net borrowing.
The Conservative MP told the BBC that "there is no opportunity" to sustain the current level of borrowing.
Their strategy would be to borrow more and to spend more and we cannot take that kind of decision in these circumstances.There is no opportunity here to set out to deliberately borrow more. What these figures really show is the importance of sticking to the plan that has won Britain international credibility.
It's not just the worse than expected public borrowing figures that might ruin George Osborne's parliamentary recess.
Only 16% of the British public appear to trust the Chancellor George Osborne to see the country through the current economic situation.
More spending and more borrowing are the opposite of what the government hopes to achieve.