Small Businesses

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th October 2008.

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Photo of John McFall John McFall Chair, Treasury Committee 11:30 am, 30th October 2008

The Chancellor, along with the Governor of the Bank of England and the chairman of the Financial Services Authority, has kindly agreed to come along to the Treasury Committee's banking crisis inquiry on Monday. We asked the public what questions they would like to ask the Chancellor, the Governor and the chairman of the FSA, and more than 1,500 e-mails have been received. One big issue is that the banks do not play fair with savers and small businesses. The taxpayer is the lender of last resort, but today will the Chancellor and Lord Mandelson impress on the banks that the taxpayer will certainly not be the sucker of last resort?

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