Clause 8

Part of Local Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 3rd March 2010.

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Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich 11:00 am, 3rd March 2010

The hon. Gentleman’s observation is interesting, not least because he makes it in the week in which the House will vote on issues relating to the appointment of Select Committee members. I would like to reflect on that. It would be difficult within the structure of the Bill to make far-reaching changes to existing scrutiny arrangements; nevertheless, he makes a good point.