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Clause 3 — Abolition of starting and savings rates and creation of starting rate for savings

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 28th April 2008.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Shadow Minister (Transport) 7:45 pm, 28th April 2008

My hon. Friend is being too generous to the Prime Minister. The clear reason for this measure is that the only category of the poor that count in the eyes of the current Administration are those who are part of the client state. The point is that this measure is heavily hitting people who are not in receipt of benefits.

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