New Clause 4

Part of Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:00 am ar 25 Ebrill 2007.

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Photo of John Butterfill John Butterfill Ceidwadwyr, Bournemouth West 10:00, 25 Ebrill 2007

Further to that point of order, Mr. Taylor. I wish to reiterate my gratitude for all the co-operation received from members of the industry, the Building Societies Association and friendly societies.  I am especially grateful to the Treasury, which has, as the Minister said, done a great deal of work and research on the matter before us, and really put itself out to deal with it expeditiously. It did not have a great deal of time in which to produce such complex legislation, and I am very grateful to it, as I am to the Committee members who have turned out to support me. Indeed, I am grateful to all the parties in the House for supporting the Bill. It is rare that one gets every party in the House supporting a Bill, and I am very grateful to them for it. It pleases not only me, but the Portman building society in my constituency, which is one of our largest employers, and the Liverpool Victoria friendly society, which is the largest friendly society in my constituency. Both are exemplars of involvement in the community and support for community organisations, including at least two charities with which I am personally involved. I am very grateful to them.