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Unlucky for some

17 July 2012 / Mike Truman
Issue: 4362 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
MIKE TRUMAN reports on the 13th and 14th sittings of the committee considering the Finance Bill


  • Speedy passage of life insurance tax reform.
  • Controlled foreign companies and the developing world.
  • Failure of MPs to provide proper scrutiny.
  • What coverage would you like to see of Finance Bill 2013?

The 13th sitting of the Finance Bill committee was certainly unlucky for some. Labour’s John Mann arrived late and complained:

‘Having gone through the previous clauses almost litigiously we now appear to be rushing at a huge rate taking vast amounts of the Bill in one go rather than giving it the line-by-line word-by-word and comma-by-comma scrutiny that would be more appropriate to a legislature with 650 Members.’

One might take issue with various parts of that comment most particularly with the idea that the previous sittings of the committee have amounted to anything...

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