Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:11 pm on 14th May 1992.

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Photo of Mr David Shaw Mr David Shaw , Dover 10:11 pm, 14th May 1992

My hon. Friend has made a valid point about the independence of HMIP. However, I am still concerned to clarify with him the extent to which Members of Parliament can actually question and become involved, as some hon. Members have, in the technical details. 1 sense that on both sides of the House there is a desire by Members of Parliament, who may not be technically trained but who have some limited technical understanding, to get down to the details. Do we have access to HMIP or do we have to go through a Minister? How can we actually get at the details?