Performance of Companies and Government Departments (Reporting) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:10 pm on 30th January 2004.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office 2:10 pm, 30th January 2004

Not at this stage. The detailed proposals in the Bill were published only recently and, obviously, have only just reached Second Reading. If they were likely to become law, we would make a full regulatory impact assessment—not only of the Bill's effects on companies and their employees, but of all the environmental and social consequences that would flow from it. In developing this strategy, we want to publish some further proposals and to gather some ideas about potential effects from the various organisations involved.