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Autumn Statement

The Chancellor, George Osborne, is expected to deliver his autumn statement this lunchtime. Ahead of the announcement speculation is rife that he plans to cut welfare spending and also pospone the 3p rise in fuel duty until the next budget.

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Use extra money to improve transport - Welsh Secretary

Welsh Secretary David Jones has been telling our Political Editor Adrian Masters that the Chancellor has given the Welsh Government exactly what it asked for in his Autumn statement. He said he hoped Welsh Ministers would spend the money on improving transport links across Wales.

And he rejected the suggestion that a reduction in the main budget for Wales meant the UK Government was giving with one hand and taking away with the other. He described it as 'a marginal reduction.'

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