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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th June 1986.

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Photo of Sir David Price Sir David Price , Eastleigh 12:00 am, 9th June 1986

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best way to achieve what my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) requires would be for the House to concentrate more upon the quality rather than the quantity of legislation? With that aim in mind, will my right hon. Friend explain to my right hon. Friends on the Front Bench and to the parliamentary draftsmen that the Almighty, in his legislation, was rather more precise and succinct than the Government are today, and that the Almighty did it all in 10 Commandments— 10 clauses — and did not need to go to schedules or statutory instruments?