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Treasury written question – answered on 19th January 2009.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters of 27 October and 9 December 2008 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean, reference FD4347, regarding Kaupthing Isle of Man customers.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Economic and Business), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, Economic Secretary (Economic and Business), HM Treasury

Due to the large volume of correspondence received on these issues there has been a delay in sending some responses. The Treasury hopes to be in a position to reply to the hon. Member shortly.

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George Davis
Posted on 23 Feb 2009 8:34 pm (Report this annotation)

There is a very real reason for the large volume of correspondence received Mr Pearson. Thousands of British Citizens are currently suffering.

These are people, many of whom had no choice in using offshore banks as they have/had no UK mainland address, who have been thrown into deep poverty by the actions of the UK Treasury.

There should be widescale (across Parties) navel gazing about the UK Parliament, as a whole, has handled this matter. If there had been exciting pictures on the TV or heroic stories of valiant daring action over this then you can be sure Parliament would have moved much quicker. No action footage, no stories of daring feats; just thousands of innocent British Citizens who have had their lives collapse because of the actions of the UK Parliament.

Ann Barraclough
Posted on 31 Mar 2009 10:16 am (Report this annotation)

There are still no real answers from the UK government. This is shameful. Are British citizens to be treated with contempt simply because they no longer reside in their country of birth?

James McErlean
Posted on 21 Jul 2009 10:24 pm (Report this annotation)

I wrote to my MP, Meg Hillier, in October last year and received a very stock reply yesterday. Are we here for your votes and nothing else? Why is there no action? Why is this not issue not raised in Parliament?