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I have the honour to move that the Bill now be read a second time. Mr Speaker, this is my fifteenth budget address as a Member of this Parliament. It is my seventh budget address as Chief Minister. And in delivering it, Mr Speaker, I am already facing my fourth leader of the Opposition!
Mr Speaker, this address comes twenty four months after the decision of the British people in referendum to leave the European Union. In that respect, Mr Speaker, and given that it is now increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on the 29th of March next year, this is, sadly, the last Budget Address that will ever be delivered in this House by a Chief Minister whilst we are members of the EU.
Seen now through the prism of history, those words were perhaps more prescient than he might have appreciated.
Additionally, and as a direct and specifically intended consequence, a process of political emancipation commenced also as we took full control and responsibility for our finances into the hands of a Chief Minister who was better able to understand our aspirations and trajectory as a people than any person appointed by London might ever have been or would ever be.
Moreover, Mr Speaker, it is certainly true that the real reins of colonialism run through the control of economic levers. And therefore, by wresting control of the economics of our nation from the hands of a United Kingdom appointee inso Sir Joe Bossano advanced giant steps in the cause of self-determination, decolonisation and the cause of the maturing of the Gibraltarians in one deft move.
And that is why, Mr Speaker, sincewhen we look at the economics of our nation, we know that we are looking through time also at the development of our nation and the growth of our identity as a people, not just at the year on year statistics of our finances.
This year, as in every other year, I will, of course, also be outlining the budget measures that this Government will introduce this year, in pursuance of its manifesto commitments, in pursuance of the approaching departure from the EU and in pursuance of the important twin tracks of the social and business needs of our community.
All of that is factored into what I will tell the House today. Mr Speaker, at the same time, and as we face together as a Community the challenge of leaving the European Union, this is a budget designed to encourage established businesses to grow and to encourage new businesses to establish themselves.
Mr Speaker, Honourable Members have heard me say before that we consider the Private Sector to be the essential engines of our economy.
Honourable Members will hear me say that again today throughout this address. Working with the organisations that represent businesses in Gibraltar, we have delivered a pro-business environment that we will continue to foster.
We mean business in our support of our businesses large and small and this Budget will once again demonstrate that. But to deliver a great environment in which to do business; to deliver what our Private Sector needs, we need to continue to improve our public services.
That means investing in our Public Sector and investing in our Public Servants in order to deliver the Public Services that our Community needs and deserves today. That combination of support to our Private Sector business community and investment in our Public Sector will be what delivers the continued and sustainable growth in our economy.
Mr Speaker, for seven straight years now my Government has been able to report GDP average growth over ten percent per year. I will report on GDP later in this address, but I want to reflect on the fact that this unprecedented run of growth has demonstrated in an objective manner our success in these past seven years in the management of our economy.
We have also demonstrated that we have known how to spread that wealth. We have known how to manage also the redistribution of that wealth in our Community.
And in doing so we have provided an unprecedented level of prosperity to all sectors of our Community. Indeed, Mr Speaker, it would be churlish and unconvincing of anyone to suggest that Gibraltar is not today experiencing a prosperity which our forefathers might not have imagined possible, despite the many difficulties and challenges that we have faced.
How could those who sailed from Gibraltar in the ships of the evacuation — and the men who saw them sail into the horizon — imagine this Gibraltar which they have bequeathed us with their hard work?
How could those who voted in the referendum of 67 — knowing that the choices led to sacrifice, not plenty — imagine the turn around that has led to this Gibraltar in which no real sacrifice is asked of any of us?
And what of the generation which almost fifty years ago saw the frontier gates shut in their faces, cut off from families, from businesses and from access to the European Continent?
How could they imagine this Gibraltar where economic growth reaches an average of ten percent per annum with the Ministry of Defence now contributing a minor fraction of the economic activity?
And so, Mr Speaker, on this side of the House we will seek to adhere, to some of the founding principles which Joe Bossano set out 30 years ago in his address in and his fuller address in I want to enumerate those principles Mr Speaker as follows: The first principle, Mr Speaker is that the two most important pillars of our economy in Gibraltar are the land that we own and the people that we have.
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