Loan Charge

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General, The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

May I put on record my surprise that a former chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, with its concern for the public finances, should take that view? Some people may have been very adversely affected in mental health terms and we must protect them at all times using all proper measures. HMRC is attempting to do that. However, there is a much larger number of people who are simply seeking to avoid paying tax due.