Clause 4

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 19th May 2009.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Shadow Minister (Treasury) 12:15 pm, 19th May 2009

I am listening very carefully to the hon. Gentleman, but some of the problems that he mentions are intrinsic to the system itself and are not dependent on the proposal under discussion, are they not? He illustrates a series of problems that will occur, but they would occur in any system in which allowances are reduced. Do all of the problems derive from the simple fact that there are 11 different bands?