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Strathclyde Review — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:23 pm on 13th January 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Hollis of Heigham Baroness Hollis of Heigham Labour 4:23 pm, 13th January 2016

It is an advisory time and I am coming to the end.

I would not expect a delay Motion to happen very often—perhaps six times a year—but the fact that it might would transform the value of our scrutiny; it would transform the care with which departments bring SIs to this House. The Lords would be doing exactly what it should by asking the Government and the other place to think again and then respecting their decision, as we should, when they have done so. So I hope that we can move down that path but with appropriate specified delay periods.