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House of Lords: Reform — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:02 pm on 5th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord Christopher Lord Christopher Labour 3:02 pm, 5th July 2010

My Lords, I understand that the Cabinet rules on legislation require an impact assessment and a cost-benefit analysis. Indeed, the Government were criticised only recently for not producing them. In the case of this government draft legislation, it seems ludicrous that the House should discuss something without knowing what the consequences will be.