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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 4:00 pm on 15th May 2006.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) 4:00 pm, 15th May 2006

Precisely because we wish to allow Departments and Ministers the flexibility to propose deregulatory measures in a wide-ranging way. We have responded to some of the fears and criticisms by making what the Bill is to be focused on clearer. The right hon. Gentleman's suggestion would be too inflexible.