I have two brief points to make. First, will the Minister confirm that the clause could be used to cater for individual circumstances rather than classes of people? I believe that we have already had an answer to that. Secondly, to what extent will the Minister be open-minded about granting waivers in respect of classes? We note the negative resolution procedure, but would a less formal administrative mechanism be more appropriate, and could such a mechanism be introduced by regulation?
That is an interesting concept, and I have no objection to considering whether it would be appropriate. However, I have to say to the hon. Gentleman, no on the individuals, yes on the classes. Of course we will have full consultation on the regulations before the power is used.