Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Banking

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:52 pm on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary 3:52 pm, 15th January 2014

No, I shall make some progress.

We did not hear anything about the bankers’ bonus tax from Labour today—at least we do not see much about it in its motion—although it is customary on these occasions for Labour to identify yet another spending programme to be funded by it. [Interruption.] I wonder whether there was no mention of it today because the Opposition are embarrassed by previous occasions when they have claimed that more would be paid—[Interruption.]