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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 Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General 3:39 pm, 6th November 2017

The hon. Gentleman overlooks a simple fact: this country has one of the most progressive tax systems in the world, with the wealthiest 1% of income tax payers paying no less than 28% of all income tax. As I mentioned earlier, £2.8 billion has been raised from the wealthy who may have been trying to avoid paying their tax. That is a far stronger record than that of the Labour party.