The Economy

Part of Council Tax Rebate – in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 31st March 2009.

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Photo of John Reid John Reid Labour, Airdrie and Shotts 4:47 pm, 31st March 2009

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I say to the Chancellor that I hope he and the Prime Minister will set down as one of our primary G20 objectives the restoration of a degree of confidence in the financial sector by doing, in so far as is possible, the following four things: first, we must make sure that the information necessary for market transactions is available to everyone; secondly, we must ensure that market participants have access to all data; thirdly, that must not be restricted by cost; and fourthly, the data and information must be provided from neutral sources. If we do not achieve that, I do not believe we will go any way towards having significant oversight, regulation and improvement in the financial sector. This—

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