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Wealth — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:48 pm on 5th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord Newby Lord Newby Liberal Democrat 2:48 pm, 5th July 2010

My Lords, does the Minister accept that one way to stop disparities in wealth growing disproportionately is for the wealthy to pay their taxes? The Government have at long last announced a review looking at the possibility of introducing a general anti-avoidance rule. Will the Minister assure the House that this review will be finished in time for legislation on this matter to be introduced in the next finance Bill?