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I come back to the huge scope of paragraphs 11 and 12. The Minister argues that there might be occasions on which it is sensible to have a committee or sub-committee. Perhaps, but why delegate the entire function? Once a function is delegated, the commission is dependent on the commission members in the committee or sub-committee for information about what is going on. The link can get so tenuous as to be down to a single person, particularly if that person is a lay member who reads into the provisions the justified concern that I have expressed about how they might be appointed post-devolution. The provision is dangerous.