Up to the Commons for the two-day debate on the Autumn Statement. I had expressed my concern at the proposed tax rises last week and wanted to expand on it today. Before being called to speak, I intervened on the minister about defence spending, which is on the website. So, too, is my speech about the Autumn Statement. At 1800, I attended a delegated legislation, which did not last too long. Then, back into the Chamber for the wind-ups. It was a good debate, with many views expressed. As I have said, my main worry is that tax rises do not sit comfortably, or at all, with growth and productivity, especially in recession. In the football World Cup, England had a good start, easily beating Iran. Their team declined to sing their national anthem in an apparent expression of support for anti-government protests in their home country. That was brave of them. And, at least 162 people were killed following an earthquake in Indonesia, with the "majority" of them being children, according to West Java's governor.