I remind the Secretary of State of what he told the House on 15 February. He said that it was a question of viability and added:
The Government will consider very closely the need to include a provision that would enable a subsidy to be provided where appropriate to do so. Indeed, there will be a Government amendment to that effect.—[Official Report, 15 February 2000; Vol. 344, c. 805.]
Why did the Government fail to table that amendment in Committee?