New Clause 5 — Delay in proceedings under section 13
Orders of the Day
Oliver Heald (Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs & Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Assisted By Shadow Solicitor General), Constitutional Affairs; North East Hertfordshire, Conservative)
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it would be a fine thing to trust our Select Committees with the responsibility that he describes? If Ministers are not prepared to do that, they should say so. They gave the impression early on that they were prepared to trust the Select Committee with the responsibility, so can he understand why they will not do so now?