Climate Change Bill [HL]
The Earl of Caithness (Conservative)
My Lords, my noble friend's amendment and the government amendments go a long way towards meeting the concerns of the Joint Committee. Although I like my noble friend's amendment, I am quite attracted by the Government's amendment. My noble friend's amendment seeks to place a duty on the committee to recommend to the Secretary of State within six months of its constitution, whereas the Government's amendments seem to establish a rolling programme for the committee to advise the Secretary of State and there may well be further changes in due course. If my noble friend's amendment was amended to be a rolling one, I would give it my wholehearted support.