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‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall, within six months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, publish and lay before the House of Commons any analysis prepared by the Treasury prior to the publication of Budget 2014 relating to the impact of changes made by sections 39 to 43 of this Act to Schedules 28 and 29 to the Finance Act 2004.
(2) The information published under subsection (1) must include—
(a) any assessment made of the impact of the provision for independent face to face guidance on the 2004 Act;
(b) the distributional impact, by income decile of the population, of changes made by sections 39 to 43 of this Act;
(c) a behavioural analysis; and
(d) the financial risk assessment.”—(Shabana Mahmood.)
Apologies, Mr Caton.
I am pleased that the Bill has received such scrutiny. Inevitably, we have focused on some aspects more than others, but our debate has been wide ranging. There have been many points on which Members have disagreed, but I am pleased that there has been consensus in some areas, including today on important matters of tax avoidance.
I am also pleased that the Committee’s scrutiny has been a model of efficiency. Last Thursday, we had the shortest sitting of the Finance Bill Committee in memory, when we got through 74 clauses and three schedules in 36 minutes. I was sad that we did not manage to keep up that rate all the way through our consideration.
I am grateful to Mr Streeter and to you, Mr Caton, for your valuable input. I thank the representative bodies and other interested parties who have played—
Further to that point of order, Mr Caton. I am sure that the Minister was about to thank the officials, Clerks and Whips who have served the Committee so well. I put on record my thanks to all members of the Committee for how they have engaged with our debates on and scrutiny of the Bill. I thank the ministerial team for its courtesy and diligence in responding to our many points and questions, and my Front-Bench colleagues for their contributions.
I thank Mr Streeter and you, Mr Caton, for chairing the Committee and getting us through to the end. We are most grateful.