Clause 18 - Protection from derogation

Part of Water Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 18 September 2003.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:00, 18 September 2003

I twitched there, Mr. Amess, and leapt to my feet because I am not sure whether this aspect of the Bill will be very helpful. Could the Minister say a little about the advantage of the protection from derogation?