Tax System: Fairness

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons at on 6 February 2024.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

That is a short answer, but the answer to the wrong question—perhaps the Minister can have a second go. While he is thinking about the answer, I point out that the Comptroller and Auditor General has highlighted that the Government are wasting up to £28 billion a year on mismanaged procurement and governance of major projects. Does the Minister agree that the Conservative Chancellor and his predecessors have had to raise taxes so much partly because they are wasting so many billions of taxpayers’ money each and every year?