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New Clause 16 — Names and addresses of members of companies: company application

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 18th October 2006.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department 4:45 pm, 18th October 2006

The right hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham damned with faint praise the new clauses proposed by the Conservatives, but some of the points that he made about the lack of an appeal process were damaged beyond all recovery by Mr. Llwyd, who made it very clear that if judicial review had to be relied on, we would be looking at "Wednesbury" unreasonableness and a whole series of other problems arising from the inadequacies of that form of appeal. To be fair, the right hon. and learned Gentleman suggested that the appeal issue would have to be dealt with in another place, and he identified the problems with the new clause very well.