Orders of the Day — Regulatory Reform Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:58 pm on 19th March 2001.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield 6:58 pm, 19th March 2001

The whole point is that everything cannot go into the Bill; I wish it could. Those matters that involve burdens as defined by the Bill can be dealt with, though I do not think that it will be enacted, as this cut-and-run Government will clearly announce a general election in the middle of a national crisis. The definition of burden is another loose provision. The Bill is subjunctive—it is all ought and might, not will and shall be.