European Union Referendum Bill — Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:20 am on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative 11:20 am, 13th October 2015

Would it be possible for my noble friend to publish those regulations before we consider the later stages of this Bill? Clearly, the Government could by regulation, for instance, reinstate the provisions that abolished purdah. To ensure that we have a proper debate on this, why can the Government not let us know now what these regulations in draft form would contain?