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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 Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 11:30 am, 28th January 2014

Yes, I can confirm that. A state aid investigation has been opened, so we are compelled under European law to suspend the exemption, but, working with the industry, we have provided a very robust response to the Commission outlining why the exemption is justified. We remain confident that the Commission will find that the exemption does not amount to state aid.