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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 6th November 2017.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:39 pm, 6th November 2017

Does the Minister agree that this is not just a question of countries such as the Caymans, Bermuda and other territories, but of countries in the European Union such as the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, which are regarded as jurisdictions where tax advantages may be set up? Does he also agree that rather than singling out such jurisdictions, we should recognise that in a global environment in which capital is free to move around, the important factor is the effect of the UK tax structure on wealth—something that this Government have definitely got right?