Work and Families Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Hendon Baroness Miller of Hendon Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry 6:45 pm, 25th April 2006

My Lords, I certainly agree with what the Minister has said and am interested in his remark that there might be an alternative way of dealing with this, which I will find out more about in due course. Could he at some stage give me an idea of how the consultation is going? As he knows, we loathe having to pass Bills before knowing what the consultation outcomes and regulations are. They just come out, and there ought to be a definitive time by which this must end. I do not know why Bills cannot be timetabled to be dealt with after all that has finished. Having said that, I beg leave to withdraw my amendment.