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Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 20th April 2004.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey 3:49 pm, 20th April 2004

As a member of the Treasury Committee I can tell the hon. Gentleman that we debated whether the National Audit Office would be in a better position than the Treasury somehow to oversee and audit official statistics, and we explicitly decided that that would be nonsense. We deliberately said that we should go no further than the recommendation and comments in the report.