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What recent representations he has received on the big society bank; and if he will make a statement.
— from debate entitled “Big Society Bank”
The three speeches/headings immediately before
- 1 earlier: Peter Aldous
What progress his Department has made in establishing a big society bank.
- 2 earlier: Francis Maude
Of course I understand why the hon. Gentleman is so outraged by the idea of people with party affiliations fulfilling a public service vocation, because of course none of that ever happened under his party’s Government—a Government who, with the hon. Gentleman as one of the principal operators, distinguished themselves by their approach to cronyism.
I can tell the hon. Gentleman that anyone who has been appointed to a civil service role has passed all the appropriate tests, which, as he will know from his experience as a Minister in my Department, are extremely rigorous.
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