Third Reading

Part of Academies Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 13th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord Phillips of Sudbury Lord Phillips of Sudbury Liberal Democrat 4:45 pm, 13th July 2010

I apologise for interrupting the last gasp of the Minister's excellent reply, but would it be fair to say that the obligation of the Secretary of State on the impact consideration is, to a significant degree, a different undertaking from the consultation to be undertaken by the promoters and that the Secretary of State will have to form his or her own judgment as to impact?