Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:59 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector) 4:59 pm, 14th March 2017

On 27 October 2015, when Mr Gauke—then Financial Secretary to the Treasury—gave evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill, he stated:

“I remind the Committee of the purpose here. It is to emphasise and underline our commitment not to increase national insurance contribution rates in the course of this Parliament.”––[Official Report, National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Public Bill Committee, 27 October 2015;
c. 9.]

What does my hon. Friend think went wrong?