Clause 3

Part of Legal Services Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Frank Cook Frank Cook Labour, Stockton North 6:30 pm, 12th June 2007

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 214, in clause 3, page 2, line 34, at end insert—

‘(4) The role of the Board is to ensure that the approved regulators act in a way which is compatible with the regulatory objectives.’.

Amendment No. 254, in clause 3, page 2, line 34, at end add—

‘(4) In considering what degree of protection may be appropriate for consumers, the Board must have regard to the differing degrees of experience and expertise that different consumers may have in relation to different kinds of regulated activity.’.

New clause 10—Board’s general duty to consult—

‘The Board must make and maintain effective arrangements for consulting representatives of practitioners and consumers on the extent to which its general policies and practices are consistent with its duty under section 3.’.

New clause 11—Consultation—

‘Arrangements under section (Board’s general duty to consult) must include consultation in advance of the Board setting its workplan for each year, so as to obtain the views of persons consulted on—

(a) the degree to which the Board’s proposed activities are appropriately targeted on areas giving rise to the greatest regulatory concern, and

(b) whether or not the proposed programme of works is proportionate, having regard to the need to avoid imposing unnecessary regulatory burdens.’.