Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:30 pm on 24th March 2006.

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Photo of Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Spokesperson in the Lords, Treasury, Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions 1:30 pm, 24th March 2006

My Lords, that really will not do. No business considering a plan could possibly not look at the individual elements in that package. While one understands that there may be inter-relationships and there may be behavioural changes, it is quite ludicrous to say, as the Minister is saying, "Trust us; we are the Treasury". Frankly, we do not.