Clause 9

Part of Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:00 am on 3 March 2011.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury 9:00, 3 March 2011

I am not aware of such cases in relation to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s role, which suggests that the provisions of clause 9 are right. They will operate broadly in the same way as the provisions that cover the Comptroller and Auditor General’s role.

My officials have passed me a note saying that they are not aware of any particular issues on the use of reasonableness. I hope that the provisions in the clause will work as effectively for the OBR as the same approach has in the past for the Comptroller and Auditor General.