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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 4:45 pm on 15th May 2006.

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Photo of Andrew Miller Andrew Miller Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee, Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee 4:45 pm, 15th May 2006

I agree with the hon. Gentleman that new clause 19 represents progress—indeed, substantial progress. To send a note of caution to my hon. Friends in the Cabinet Office, let me say that I was mightily pleased to receive a letter dated 11 May promoting me to the Privy Council, which I thought was a real step in the right direction, and then I saw that my name was spelt wrong.