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More from the Shadow Welsh Secretary, Peter Hain:

Not only did this budget fail the fairness test, it did nothing to boost jobs and growth in Wales. There was no word on rail electrification in Wales, while the announcement on the Deeside Enterprise Zone showed the Chancellor playing catch up with the Welsh Labour Government. Meanwhile, his move towards regional pay will be a body blow to thousands of hard working public servants in Wales. And while communities across Wales suffer, the amount of tax paid by the richest people has been cut.

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