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Report (3rd Day)

Part of Infrastructure Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 10th November 2014.

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Photo of Lord Judd Lord Judd Labour 8:00 pm, 10th November 2014

I am sure that my noble friend shares my gratitude for the full way in which the Minister is replying. However, there is just one point she made which intrigues me. She said that the regulator has powers that he can use in these contexts. However, if the taxpayer is faced with the possibility of having to foot the bill, why is it not compulsory to require that these things are covered?