Clause 96 - Gifts of real property to charity

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 13th June 2002.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey The Economic Secretary to the Treasury 4:15 pm, 13th June 2002

I fail to see the cause of the concern that the hon. Gentleman expresses so strongly. The provision is there to prevent avoidance. It is a proper and major consideration for the Government. I cannot understand the hon. Gentleman's argument and I, therefore, find it difficult to accept.