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

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury) 3:45 pm, 16th May 2002

The only reason that I look pained is that the right hon. Gentleman, who was a Financial Secretary in a previous Government, knows that certain elements of the modelling work that the Treasury undertakes cannot be disclosed. He implies that Ministers are withholding information that they could disclose. That is not the case, and he knows that he cannot plead for confidential Treasury information to be put in the Library. That is why I looked pained. I do my best to help him, but he stretches credulity.