Countryside and Rights of Way Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 1st November 2000.

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Photo of Baroness Carnegy of Lour Baroness Carnegy of Lour Conservative 3:15 pm, 1st November 2000

My Lords, this seems to me a sensible amendment. I believe that probably most Members of your Lordships' House have become increasingly anxious that the agency will have an enormous amount to do, and some of that in a short space of time. It is important that the agency should be able to contract out and that Parliament should know the conditions under which that is done and what happens if the people who do the contracting out do not properly fulfil their responsibilities. I am sure that noble Lords will listen to the Minister's response with great interest.