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Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:33 pm on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 7:33 pm, 15th January 2019

I want to ask about a point of procedure as I am surprised that the Minister is moving this, given that the 42nd report of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments says, at paragraph 1.12:

The Committee accordingly reports regulation 5(1) for defective drafting”.

Further on, it says:

“The Committee accordingly reports regulation 5(2) on the grounds that it appears to make an unexpected use of the enabling power”.

Given that very strong criticism from the committee, is it really the Government’s intention to move ahead with this?