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(Except clauses 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20 and 92) - Clause 56

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 16th June 2009.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Shadow Minister (Treasury) 10:45 am, 16th June 2009

The hon. Gentleman makes a very interesting point. In recent months perhaps five times the media attention has been given to ourselves as has been given to MEPs. Over the years, MEPs have been given a little attention, but perhaps a little more light should be shone on those things. I commend, again, my party colleagues in the European Parliament who have published the excellent document “Our commitment to the British people”. That is a code governing expenses and allowances for Conservative MEPs, to which I refer the hon. Gentleman.