Clause 61 — Computer equipment
Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill
Michael Wills (North Swindon, Labour)
I am extremely grateful to the hon. Gentleman for finally giving way. He has moved on from the point on which I wanted to ask him to clarify his intentions. However, I will take advantage of his generosity and ask him to be a little more specific about how he intends to define the scope of the reformed HCI, as he would regard it. Does he accept that the technology is moving so fast that it is difficult to draw the parameters? When the scheme was originally defined, it was appropriate for the technology. He acknowledges that abuses take place, although there is some disagreement about the extent. Those have come about partly as a result of changes in technology that were not conceivable. Although he has tried to provide a constructive alternative, two or three years down the line the technologies may well have moved on again. Is it not right to try and address abuse in the light of the rapid changes in technology?