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Government Capital Expenditure

Part of Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 2nd February 2009.

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Photo of Susan Kramer Susan Kramer Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park 5:30 pm, 2nd February 2009

The hon. Gentleman is generous in giving way. Does not he agree that, at least in my constituency, banks are not lending, not because they perceive companies as too high a risk—it is not a guarantee issue—but because they simply refuse to lend? Perhaps the reason for that is that they are not aware of the bad assets on their books and they cannot tap the broader financial markets.

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