Mr. Roger Gale

Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 23rd May 2002.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Hon. Members, including myself, have a slight problem, in that security in the Room is so secure that we cannot get our boxes out of the cupboard. Officers of the House are doing their utmost, and I am sure that our personal belongings will be released in due course. In the meantime, I propose that we proceed as best we can, although I am sure that we shall cope.

On another matter, we have taken up with the authorities of the House the matter of acoustics in the Room, and the hon. Member concerned has been advised. The authorities are looking into the matter and, indeed, into the whereabouts of the key.