Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1998.

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Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 25th June 1998

I am sure that those who heard my hon. Friend's words will draw their own conclusions about Mr. Goodenough's pay rise. The Government's decisions to increase gaming duty on casinos were based on the fact that the industry could afford to pay more tax, and there is no reason why it should not pay it.