New Clause 4 — Status of Director and Lord Chancellor

Part of Devolved Administrations (Armed Forces Covenant Reports) – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Alan Beith Alan Beith Chair, Justice Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee 2:30 pm, 2nd November 2011

Is it not absurd that the Government should be scrabbling around for money to meet the costs of bad decision making and bad communication between Departments and those who are affected by their decisions? Ought not the Government’s priority be to ensure that those Departments change those processes, which they are more likely to do if they have an incentive, which is provided by the fact that their budget will meet some of the costs if they do not do so?