Enterprise Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 15th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Phillips of Sudbury Lord Phillips of Sudbury Liberal Democrat 5:45 pm, 15th October 2002

My Lords, I am obliged to the Minister for giving way. There is, of course, a big difference here in that employment law and health and safety issues constitute laws. However, we are talking about a moral framework which is never susceptible to legal intervention within which this matter should be addressed. The Minister makes his own point that a great deal of industrial business and service activity, whilst being competitive and lawful, can be deleterious in other respects.