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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:02 pm on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Labour, Islington South and Finsbury 6:02 pm, 20th July 2015

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I made a point of order earlier about when the impact assessments were published, and I understand that there is an inquiry. I put on the record that when we heard the Secretary of State announce that they had been published, my researcher went to the Vote Office and found that they were not available. A phone call was made to the Vote Office in Members Lobby, which said that they had just arrived. This is not right, and I would like your advice about how we can hold the Government to account when they do not publish impact assessments until after the Secretary of State has got to his feet.