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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 11:00 am on 16th June 2009.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Shadow Minister (Treasury) 11:00 am, 16th June 2009

I am trying to follow the hon. Gentleman’s argument. We all know that the Liberal Democrats’ policy is to join the euro at the earliest possible opportunity. I wonder how he feels about national parliamentarians who are elected by a country but who are paid directly by the EU, rather than by their national taxpayers. Will that have an impact on whether they view their duties as being to their home country or to the EU?