Financial Services Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:12 pm on 30th November 2009.

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Photo of Mark Todd Mark Todd Labour, South Derbyshire 8:12 pm, 30th November 2009

I do not think that that has contributed to the severity of the crisis; I think it did contribute to the slightly muddled handling of the crisis at its very beginning. The report that the Treasury Committee prepared on the initial stages of the banking crisis usefully highlighted some of the difficulties of communication both between the tripartite authorities and, perhaps equally importantly, outwards to the rest of us, as they acted. I do not think that there was a proper process of public exposition of what was going on to critical market makers and to the general public.

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