Clause 72 — The bank levy

Part of Planning (Green Belt Protection) – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence) 7:15 pm, 3rd May 2011

Does my hon. Friend agree that if we had listened to those on the Conservative Front Bench, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who did not want to intervene in Northern Rock and wanted to let banks go bust, the banking crisis in this country would have—[ Interruption. ] The Economic Secretary chunters from a sedentary position, but what I am saying was said by the—[ Interruption. ] She can keep chuntering, but the truth hurts. The fact of the matter is that if we had listened to the Chancellor