Part of Daylight Saving Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 7th December 2011.
‘(1) The Secretary of State must appoint a group (to be known as the Independent Oversight Group) to advise the Secretary of State on the preparation of the report.
(2) A member of the group holds and vacates office in accordance with the terms of his or her appointment (which may include provision about resignation or removal from office).
(3) The Secretary of State may—
(a) defray expenses of members of the group;
(b) make facilities available to members of the group.
(4) The group must act within any terms of reference given to it in writing by the Secretary of State.
(5) Such terms of reference may, in particular, include terms about—
(a) particular matters on which the group should establish the facts or give advice, or
(b) the timing of advice to be given by the group.’.—(Mr Davey.)