MP draft letter to Breathing Space call for evidence

A draft letter for Members of Parliament to use should they wish to respond personally to HM Treasury's call for evidence on the introduction of a Breathing Space scheme. 

Month of publication 
December
Year of publication 
2017
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Lucy Capron
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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