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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 8:15 pm on 28th April 2008.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 8:15 pm, 28th April 2008

I was not aware that that admission had occurred this afternoon, but I am not surprised by what my hon. Friend says and I can tell him this: 5.3 million low-income households know to their cost that the Prime Minister does not keep his promises, and that he was prepared to betray them for his own short-term political interests.

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