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Clause 39

Part of Banking Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 11th November 2008.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke Shadow Minister (Treasury) 12:15 pm, 11th November 2008

I am not sure that it is entirely appropriate to decline to discuss a matter because it arises from recent events. The Committee is capable of discussing recent events. I stress that twice in three paragraphs the Treasury document makes it clear that amendments were introduced in the light of recent experience. It would be helpful to the Committee to know what that recent experience is.