Clause 26 - Impersonation

Part of Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 13 January 2005.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey The Economic Secretary to the Treasury 10:45, 13 January 2005

Thank you, Mr. Hurst. The hon. Gentleman will be aware that, at present, Customs and Excise and the Revenue have different provisions and penalties for the offences of impersonating, obstructing, and assaulting an officer. In a single integrated department, there is no justification for treating one group of staff differently from another. Accordingly, clauses 26, 27 and 28 propose common consolidated provisions across the whole of HMRC. I hope that that general and brief introduction to this set of clauses is helpful to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 26 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 27 and 28 ordered to stand part of the Bill.