Clause 6 — Transfer of property, rights and liabilities

Part of Delegated Legislation – in the House of Commons at 8:30 pm on 21st February 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne Shadow Minister (Treasury) 8:30 pm, 21st February 2008

What a build up to what will be a great six-minute speech!

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury accused the Liberal Democrats of playing opportunistic games with this Bill. That was a mistake, because if anything we have given the Government guidance throughout on the course of action that they should take. If only they had listened to us a bit earlier, the public purse would be in a lot better condition. As for Sir Stuart Bell, he will have to learn to stand on his own two feet without the guidance of my hon. Friend Dr. Cable.