Equitable Life

Part of Opposition Day — [19th allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 3:03 pm on 21st October 2009.

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Photo of John Butterfill John Butterfill Conservative, Bournemouth West 3:03 pm, 21st October 2009

The hon. Gentleman will know from my previous interventions on the subject that many of my constituents, including members of my own family, have been affected. Does he agree, however, that it is strange that the Government should still hang on to some vestige of a means test for people who have suffered so badly? During the banking crisis, they did not means-test those who might have lost their money in a bank; they paid up. Why should this be different?

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