Clause 12

Part of Employment Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:00 pm ar 14 Hydref 2008.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Lorely Burt Lorely Burt Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party 5:00, 14 Hydref 2008

I did not take part in the last discussion but I listened carefully to all the points that were made. The Liberal Democrats are minded to support the Government on the clause. It is important to give HMRC the teeth to complete prosecutions when appropriate. At the same time, we understand that HMRC might become over zealous. However, given its record, I would suggest that that is not likely. We are therefore happy to support the Government.