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Clause 65

Part of Banking Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:15 am on 13th November 2008.

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Photo of Mark Todd Mark Todd Labour, South Derbyshire 9:15 am, 13th November 2008

I have some sympathy with the hon. Gentleman’s argument, but it would be extraordinary arrogance on the part of the Government and members of the Committee if they thought that they had produced conclusive answers to a problem that had not been foreseen 12 months ago, and for which—this deserves a lot of criticism—virtually no planning had taken place. Some realism on the need for flexibility and the opportunity to think afresh would be welcome.