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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 28th January 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Gilbert Stephen Gilbert Liberal Democrat, St Austell and Newquay 11:30 am, 28th January 2014

That seems to be game, set and match. The European Commission is considering the removal of the aggregates levy exemption, which would affect the Cornish china clay industry and put up to 500 jobs at risk. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the Government will do all they can to maintain the exemption and protect these vital jobs?