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Clause 2 - Personal allowance for 2013-14 for those born after 5 April 1948

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Liberal Democrat, Bristol West 2:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

The hon. Lady is giving us good facts from her constituency. Let me give her some from mine, where 21,538 people rent in the private sector, the second highest proportion in the country—ironically, I think the highest is in the constituency of the Government Whip—and 5,209 rent from the local authority. The rules that the hon. Lady described pertained throughout the entirety of the previous Labour Government. At the most recent election, I do not recall any of the three Labour MPs in Bristol, or the candidate who stood against me, campaigning against a bedroom tax. Did the hon. Lady?