Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:57 pm on 30th April 2002.

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Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Labour, Glasgow Cathcart 6:57 pm, 30th April 2002

Does the hon. Gentleman not recognise that headline tax figures alone do not reveal the whole story? Is he aware that even with projected increases over the next three or four years, the total percentage of tax as a percentage of gross domestic product will be lower in 2005–06 than it was at any point under the Conservatives?