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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 2:45 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Fiona O'Donnell Fiona O'Donnell Labour, East Lothian 2:45 pm, 23rd April 2013

It is too much of a stretch of the imagination to believe that this is just a curious incident. I sat though the debates on the Floor of the House, and the Benches were empty. I managed to rouse one hon. Member from not a sedentary position, but a prone position. At the beginning of this sitting, Government Members were so noisy that I thought the Whips had fed them E numbers or something, but even that seems to have abated.