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Clause 49 - Gifts to the nation

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 14th June 2012.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 3:15 pm, 14th June 2012

I wonder whether the Minister will answer my earlier question about whether she thinks it was the lack of consultation on tax relief for charitable donations that led to the Government getting that so wrong in the Budget, as well as the mistakes on caravans and pasties. The Minister is discussing the virtues of consultation and perhaps the Treasury could use consultation more often in future to avoid the U-turns and mistakes that have been made.