Clause 131 — Indexed Rate Bands for 2003–04: PAYE Deductions Etc

Part of Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:30 pm on 14th May 2003.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury) 1:30 pm, 14th May 2003

I endorse the views of the Conservative spokesman on the matter. Is it not possible, as the Treasury Select Committee recommended in its report on the pre-Budget report last autumn, for much more notice to be given of the date of the Budget? It should take place in time to ensure that proper arrangements can be made for the new tax year. The problem that we are seeing here should never be allowed to happen.