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Debate on UK tax policies

Peers took part in a debate on the UK tax policies and developing countries on 11 December 2012.

The Bishop of Derby tabled the question for debate, asking for the government's assessment of the impact of multinational companies' financial practices and the UK's tax policies on developing countries.

At the end of the debate peers passed the remaining stages of the Police (Complaints and Conduct) Bill.

Following an earlier second reading debate , the short bill passed quickly as no amendments were tabled at committee stage.

The bill, which increases the powers of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to conduct its new inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, will now proceed for royal assent .

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