Committee (1st Day)

Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Lords at 7:30 pm on 9th February 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Hollis of Heigham Baroness Hollis of Heigham Labour 7:30 pm, 9th February 2016

I wonder whether the Minister can also help me. She was helpfully describing a working party which is being set up and chaired by Dame Angela Watkinson, to report in three to six months’ time. Given the findings and recommendations with which it will no doubt come forward, can the Minister assure us that there are powers within this proposed legislation—the Act may have gone through by then—to implement them in a way which reflects the opinion of this House? Does she have those powers? How would she therefore progress any findings which might or might not follow the path of the noble Lord, Lord Flight, or the path of my noble friend Lord Beecham on this?