Legal Services Bill [HL]
Baroness Ashton of Upholland (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Labour)
My Lords, I do not accept that, because my recollection of debates on secondary legislation is that from time to time your Lordships decide that there are issues of great concern to this House and call the Government to account, whether by affirmative or negative procedure. I have laid a number of orders that have used both procedures. It is not the case that an order cannot be debated if it is laid under the negative procedure—far from it.
That is our position. Noble Lords must decide what they wish to do and I leave the matter to the noble Lord, Lord Kingsland.