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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 11:15 am on 16th June 2009.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness 11:15 am, 16th June 2009

Perhaps it is not surprising that the hon. Gentleman, as a Liberal Democrat, is not too worried about where the money comes from, but I put it to him that receiving one’s pay cheque from an organisation that never has its accounts signed off because they are subject to so many questions would undermine the confidence with which one served. If I were an MEP, I would wish to be paid by the Exchequer of this country.