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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Chancellor’s answer shows that, just like Parliament yesterday, we have been treated with contempt by him, and he has been treated with contempt by the Prime Minister and brushed aside. Let me ask him again: in the national interest—not the Tory party’s interest, or his own interest—at what point will he break cover and use the powers in section 31 of the Act which he initiated and which his Ministers guided through Parliament? Or is this just another Tory parliamentary sham?