Gifts for Purposes of Educational Establishments

Part of National Finance – in the House of Commons at 10:18 pm on 4th June 1991.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley , Eltham 10:18 pm, 4th June 1991

I am dealing with that, Mr. Speaker, if I may develop my sentence. If the paragraph changes and I go wrong, I shall rely on you to intervene.

As I was saying, I cannot believe that the Government would do the same thing twice on insurance companies or anyone else, and I believe that the Government will be thinking again about the previous experience and we shall not have any serious worries. I cannot seriously believe that £90 million could be given to the members of one building society and £250 million withheld from members of other building societies. Therefore, I hope that the House will be reassured, if not today then on some other occasion, by my hon. Friend.