Clause 8

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:45 pm ar 19 Hydref 2010.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Minister (Treasury) 5:45, 19 Hydref 2010

I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman’s entirely sensible point. Given, however, that the Bill is the only opportunity for us to amend the existing provision, we felt it important that Parliament make a clear and formal statement that we believe the balance needs to be shifted more in favour of the taxpayer, rather than simply having systems designed around the convenience of HMRC officials.