Tax Avoidance (HSBC)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 9th February 2015.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Labour, Bolsover 3:34 pm, 9th February 2015

Is the Minister aware that on his watch, as opposed to any other, there are currently about 3,250 people examining benefit fraud while only 300 HMRC people are examining fraud by wealthy tax dodgers, many of whom give a lot of money to the Tory party? Why is there one law for the rich and one for the poor? It is time he answered.

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Paul Rutherford
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 10:53 am (Report this annotation)

Could it be Dennis, that there are less wealthy people in this country than you think? There are also many Labour millionaires now! Please move forward, or retire, we don't want to stay in the past. Most people don't know what a Pit is now, and have never heard of Wilson and Callaghan who brought this Country to its knees. Remember that Dennis?