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Clause 14 — Short title and commencement

Part of Bill Presented — Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 1st July 2009.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 6:45 pm, 1st July 2009

I accept entirely what my hon. Friend says on that point. Although there are real preoccupations for this House about how this House operates, we need to remember that the reason we are introducing the provision for IPSA is that we—ourselves, collectively—failed to self-regulate. The idea that we put the issue back on the agenda by adopting this, I am afraid, really rather silly amendment is ridiculous.

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