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New Clause 19 — Power to remove or reduce burdens

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 15th May 2006.

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Photo of David Howarth David Howarth Shadow Minister (Energy), Trade & Industry 3:45 pm, 15th May 2006

I thank the Minister for giving way again; he has been very generous with his time. The problem all along with clause 3 is that it is drafted in subjective form—what matters is what the Minister considers to be necessary, and the Minister might consider the abolition of jury trial to be necessary to achieve a ministerial objective. Will he give way on amendment No. 74, which would insert the word "reasonably" into clause 3, and therefore might go some way towards solving the problem?