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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:37 am on 8th February 2007.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead 11:37 am, 8th February 2007

May we have a debate in Government time, as soon as possible, on the nasty and abhorrent inheritance tax? This week, I was visited by a constituent who bought his council house under the right to buy but, sadly, worries that current property prices mean that when he dies he will not be able to hand it over to his loved ones because inheritance tax thresholds have not risen with inflation.