2019 Loan Charge — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:58 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe 3:58 pm, 20th November 2018

He will have heard the response of people present when he explained that the measure is not retrospective, and I really hope that the Treasury goes away, looks at the measure again and eliminates retrospection. When people have acted in good faith under advice and end up subject to injustice, we must uphold the principle of the rule of law. Some might then say that they had got away with it, but sometimes we have to say, “While we don’t stand on their side and we accept that it was not Parliament’s intent, we respect that there is a price to be paid for upholding the rule of law so that in the end we can preserve human liberty and justice”.

Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).