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Clause 8 — Small companies' rates and fractions for financial year 2009

Part of Surface Water and Highway Drainage Charges (Exemption) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 12th May 2009.

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Photo of Brian Binley Brian Binley Conservative, Northampton South 7:00 pm, 12th May 2009

I am listening intently to my hon. Friend's speech, and I congratulate him. I meet many small business people who are beginning to despair and feel that the burdens are getting too heavy for them to continue the journey. This is about spirit as well as money; it is about giving a sign of encouragement as well as taxation. Does my hon. Friend agree?

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