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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 10:30 am on 16th June 2009.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Shadow Minister (Treasury) 10:30 am, 16th June 2009

It most certainly is not. I have heard some fairly spurious arguments in favour of joining the euro, notably from the noble Lord Mandelson in recent days, but that particular argument may be the most spurious of them all, so we reject it.