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Clause 193

Part of Banking Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 28th October 2008.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 6:00 pm, 28th October 2008

The Minister says that I got that totally wrong. It would not be the first time.

Was this legislation brought about because of the current crisis, or was it planned before that? If something has worked for close on 200 years, it probably works pretty well and there is no reason to change it for the sake of changing it. Is there any difference between legislation in Northern Ireland and Scotland? How many banks in Northern Ireland issue notes?