Work and Families Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Morris of Bolton Baroness Morris of Bolton Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Shadow Minister, Education, Shadow Minister (Children), Health, Shadow Minister (Women), Trade & Industry 4:45 pm, 25th April 2006

My Lords, I thank the Minister. As he can see, I have a smile on my face. I thank all noble Lords for their support. It is a matter which I and all noble Lords feel strongly about. It is true that it is early days for concurrency, which is well established and successful in America. It will reap tremendous rewards in this country. I thank the Minister for agreeing in principle. I have never pretended to be the best parliamentary draftsman. I fully accept that it is not necessary to amend primary legislation. Will regulations then come before the House? Will we have another chance? How will this happen? Can the noble Lord comment on that?