A Cornish MP has added his voice to calls for the so-called "pasty tax" to be scrapped. Liberal Democrat Stephen Gilbert has tabled a motion in Parliament calling for VAT to be lifted from hot pasties. Last week The Chancellor extended VAT to hot food sold from bakeries and supermarkets.
The Prime Minister has denied that closing the helicopter search and rescue base on Portland would compromise safety. He was responding to a parliamentary question from Dorset South MP Richard Drax.
Full details of the Budget have been published by the Treasury.
Armed forces accommodation to be improved, welfare and council tax rebates to be increased for serving Armed Forces.