Clause 79

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:00 pm on 15 May 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General 1:00, 15 May 2008

I beg to move amendment No. 202, in clause 79, page 56, line 19, leave out ‘negative resolution procedure’ and insert ‘affirmative procedure’.

We continue our consideration of gas transporters and utilities. The amendment raises the question of whether the designation of

“a person who is the holder of a licence” as a “designated gas transporter” should be done by the affirmative or negative procedure. There are some serious financial implications to being so designated. I  hope that we do not end up with someone challenging the designation and applying for judicial review. The provision might have serious financial implications for companies; I therefore believe that it ought to be given proper scrutiny by Parliament.