The spokesmen had five minutes
each to answer the questions (see below), and if any
time remained, to outline their party's general approach to
the economy; after all had spoken, then questions & comments
followed from the floor.
1. "Will you lower the
company tax rate and/or personal tax rates? If so, when?"
2. "Will you set a cap on core Government
spending as a percentage of GDP? If so, what would that cap
3. "Will you commit to reducing the
regulatory burden on businesses by ensuring new and existing
legislation is subject to a Regulatory Responsibility Act?"
4. "Will you commit to work towards free trade
agreements, and on what basis?"
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