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New Clause 19 — Power to remove or reduce burdens

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 15th May 2006.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 5:30 pm, 15th May 2006

I am not sure that I intend to make an offer to my right hon. and learned Friend, but the very fact that VAT and other measures that he cited derive from European legislation means that they cannot be touched by the Bill. I may be able to elaborate more when I speak to new clause 17.