Tory Minister's slip of the tongue causes House of Commons to erupt in laughter – VIDEO

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury was discussing the Government's pledge to recruit 20,000 police officers by 2023. Mr Sunak attempted to emphasise the new police officers would help keep our streets safe, however, he mistakenly said that the new police officers would help "keep our seats safe." Many MPs on both sides of the House of Commons did not fail to see the funny side of the slip of the tongue.

Mr Sunak said: "The government is determined to keep our families and communities safe by backing the police with the resources that they need.

"That is why we have committed to finding 20,000 new police officers by the end of 2023 to help keep our seats, streets safe."

The House of Commons then burst into laughter at the blunder.

Mr Sunak also smirked at his mistake before regaining composure. 

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He then continued: "To that end, we have additionally announced £750 million of investment so that the first 6000 can be in place by the end of next year."

Following on from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury's blunder, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Peter Dowd, was involved in a heated exchange with Sajid Javid. 

Mr Dowd criticised the Chancellor of the Exchequer for productivity falling at its fastest annual pace for five years.

He said: "Mr Speaker the Prime Minister’s special adviser now wants a civil service perhaps modelled on the cabinet comprised of weirdos and misfits with odd skills.

Mr Dowd hit back: "Well that speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

"The worst recovery since the industrial revolution, is that what this Government can be proud of?

"It is pathetic! Absolutely pathetic!"

"The facts are absolutely clear, most people are worse off under Tory economic mismanagement."

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