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Clause 23 - Loan relationships: debts becoming held by connected company

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 12th June 2012.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw 5:00 pm, 12th June 2012

The Government Whip is not keen on Labour Members speaking in these debates. He wants to get through the business a lot quicker and to get votes through. That is his prerogative, but if he really wanted to do that, he would have a word with the Ministers, who have tabled more than 200 amendments. It is a bit rich for a Government Whip who is trying to manage business to kick off and say that we are not getting through business fast enough when they do not have Ministers who can schedule  business properly. They have to keep amending the Bill—as I say, they have more than 200 amendments, unless they are withdrawing them. The Government Whip turned up late to one sitting; I would be more than happy to stay late tonight to debate the issues with him.