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

I did not say that the hon. Gentleman was unbalanced and I am not implying that--yet. I responded to him in a balanced way. If he is raising another point, he knows me well enough to know that the Government continue to cast an eagle eye on the way in which the tax system is used. We shall discuss later in the Bill measures to deal with unintended ways in which the tax system is being used and for which taxpayers should not sustain the cost. If the hon. Gentleman is asking me to be as vigilant in the future as I have been in the past, I can give him that undertaking.