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Part of Brunei – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 12:34 pm, 4th April 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, my right hon. Friend Mel Stride, is always meticulously courteous in his replies, and the Treasury has consistently taken the view that this is technically not retrospective. However, our constituents do not live in a technical world; they live in the real world, and this is causing them real distress.