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Mortgage Interest Payments

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 15th July 1997.

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Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 9:30 pm, 15th July 1997

I realise that it is a good sport to trade across the Dispatch Box, particularly at this time of the evening, but as the hon. Gentleman knows, what is most important for those who own their own homes is stability and security in the housing market, and a prospect that they will manage to keep their houses.

Referring specifically to—[Interruption.] Sir Alan, this is very difficult. The Opposition table an amendment, repeatedly complain that it is not dealt with at the Dispatch Box, and then come into the Chamber simply to cause disruption.