Clause 66

Part of Local Transport Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:45 pm on 6th May 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport) 6:45 pm, 6th May 2008

It may or it may not—the code of conduct certainly requires them to declare an interest—but saying so explicitly on the face of the Bill would add weight to what should happen. I see no reason why the Government should want to repeal that provision. I am sure that in a moment the Minister will use her extraordinary powers of persuasion to tell me why I am wrong, but she will have to go a long way in this case.