Guidance on Costs and Benefits

Part of New clause 3 – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 27th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr Robert Atkins Mr Robert Atkins , South Ribble 6:30 pm, 27th June 1995

It became apparent during consideration of the Bill in Committee that two members of the Committee had made significant contributions to our debates. One of them was my hon. Friend the Member for Lincoln (Sir K. Carlisle), who spoke with great authority on many issues. I listened most carefully, therefore, to his interventions in Committee. Secondly, the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. O'Brien) always spoke with sound common sense. I found myself, as I know did many of my colleagues, agreeing with almost everything he said this evening, until he reached his conclusion, which seemed to be an illogical turn-about bearing in mind what he had said previously.

No clause has been so misrepresented as clause 38.