Clause 32 - Corporation tax starting rate and fraction for financial year 2002

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury) 4:00 pm, 16th May 2002

When I was in opposition, I heard Treasury Ministers say many times that it is unwise to go on the record with advice to businesses about decisions concerning their future. We set the rules to encourage growth and to ensure that the best choices are available, but the choices remain theirs.