Report (2nd Day)

Part of Energy Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 7:00 pm on 8th March 2011.

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Photo of Lord Jenkin of Roding Lord Jenkin of Roding Conservative 7:00 pm, 8th March 2011

I shall finish my speech, as I gave way to the noble Lord to allow him to make his intervention.

I am not complaining that the amendment is placed at the end of the Bill. Of course the noble Lord has placed his amendment where it appears to fit. I am concerned that he is proposing a major series of changes to the whole way in which all the organs of government-the Treasury, the Office for National Statistics and all the others-should conduct themselves, and a new forum to examine the assessments. With the greatest respect, I do not think that this can be added to a Bill of the very specific nature that we have before us.