Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill

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Mr. Laws: I, too, add my thanks to you, Sir John, and to your co-Chairman Mr. Hurst, for the deft way in which you chaired our proceedings. I also thank the Clerk and all the others who have supported the Committee. I thank the Paymaster General and her colleague the Economic Secretary for the constructive way in which they engaged in the debate. Some useful progress has been made on a couple of points, including those raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Torridge and West Devon (Mr. Burnett). I enjoyed working with the constructive hon. Member for Chichester. I have a few questions for him on other announcements made by the Conservative party this week, so I should be grateful if he stayed on afterwards.

The Chairman: I thank right hon. and hon. Members for those kind words, and I shall certainly pass them on to my colleague Mr. Hurst. I enjoyed chairing the Committee. As ever, I shall look forward to the Finance Bill, although starting from next week I shall be chairing the Committee considering the Consumer Credit Bill.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory: Bad luck.

The Chairman: I am nothing if not a glutton for punishment.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

        Committee rose at twenty-three minutes past Eleven o'clock.

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