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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:12 pm on 24th March 2014.

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Photo of Frank Dobson Frank Dobson Labour, Holborn and St Pancras 7:12 pm, 24th March 2014

I agree that those criticisms do not undermine the philosophical side of things, but it is the practicalities that people are bothered about. Most of the concern arises from the fact that the various institutions have been giving people a bad deal on annuities and that, unless they actually go out of business, they are likely to be offering the products that are the alternative to annuities. Does the hon. and learned Gentleman really believe that those self-same institutions will be offering people a good bargain, if they have not done so in the past?