Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 30th April 2002.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) 5:08 pm, 30th April 2002

Is my hon. Friend aware that some of the amendments that were passed to the Chairman's draft report—for example, recommendation (s), which welcomes measures in the Budget, and recommendation (k), which welcomes the Government's approach to the growth and stability pact—were tabled by Opposition Members to the Chairman's report and side with the Government? Is it not clear therefore that the suggestion of Dr. Palmer of an entirely partisan, political approach is not an accurate summary of the way the Committee conducted itself?