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I am grateful to the Minister for that clarification. Nevertheless, with all due respect in recognition of the fact that the Minister is a lawyer, is there not an obligation on members of the Committee to give, where possible, clarification that the Bill should not supersede existing health and safety requirements, for example? I know that the Minister will not be drawn on individual cases,...
On the assurances that the Minister is seeking to give on the legislation, some witnesses expressed concern particularly about potential conflict with the general duties of employers to employees. The Minister said that brevity is one of the Bill’s selling points, but surely it would be helpful to the courts if the Committee and the Minister said that it should not take precedence over,...
Opposition Members and, indeed, the whole Committee wish to encourage volunteering; we are at one in that regard. However, from the evidence I heard, there seems to be a risk of unintended consequences. Will the Minister clarify that there is not a conflict between the protection of health and safety and the aims of the Bill?
Labour MP for Easington
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
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