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Infrastructure Bill [Lords]

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 3:57 pm on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport) 3:57 pm, 8th December 2014

It is a fair question, and the amendment—which was not selected—in the name of various nationalists is understandable, but the fact is that the Government have to legislate for what is now, not what might be or could be, and we are indeed legislating for what is now.