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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

My hon. Friend, the Chairman of the Select Committee on Regulatory Reform, makes a very strong point and he is right to say that clause 3 talks of the provision not removing "any necessary protection" or

"any right or freedom which that person might reasonably expect to continue to exercise."