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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 Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 3:39 pm, 6th November 2017

We probably need a time-out for a fact check on the £6 billion tax gap figure that the Minister is consistently quoting. May I refer him to the private Member’s Bill promoted by the former right hon. Member Michael Meacher, which set out detailed plans for a general principle on tax avoidance? We can get around a rule, but we cannot get around a principle; that seems to me to be a solid and sensible way forward.