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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 1st November 2011.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne The Chancellor of the Exchequer 2:30 pm, 1st November 2011

I have made it very clear, and the Prime Minister has made it very clear, that at all levels of society people have to be mindful of the current economic situation, and that includes highly paid directors and people working for the financial services. Bonuses are significantly lower than they were under the Government whom the hon. Gentleman supported, and we are also introducing measures to encourage transparency in pay, and to give shareholders greater control over executive pay as well.