Amendment 37

Part of Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 23 March 2023.

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Photo of Lord Fox Lord Fox Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business) 6:00, 23 March 2023

I thank the noble Baroness, who has now introduced history; having failed geography, I will not enter into the history debate. She is completely correct: these powers are being taken for a Bill that is nothing. For the Minister to use the examples he did was completely inappropriate: they are different Bills of a different nature and scale.

We look forward to the Minister’s official response. I think he promised a letter on the DPRRC. I will study Hansard carefully on this. As the noble Lord, Lord Collins, put it, we will be doubly resolved that this issue cannot be left in Committee. We will certainly come back, unless the Minister’s letter turns out to be better than I normally expect. That said, as usual, I beg leave to withdraw.

Amendment 37 withdrawn.

Amendments 38 to 41 not moved.

Schedule agreed.

Clause 2 agreed.

Amendments 42 to 48 not moved.

Clause 3 agreed.