Clause 59 - Duty to lay direction etc before Parliament

Part of Financial Services Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:45 pm on 20th March 2012.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Minister (Treasury) 8:45 pm, 20th March 2012

It is true that they will be the responsibility of Ministers, but I was trying to get a sense of the time scales the Minister was thinking about and what the frequency of the reviews would be, but it does not appear that much thought has gone into that so far. In general, it would be helpful if we tried to keep to the principle of having parliamentary accountability for as many of these things as possible. The Minister knows my feelings about the super-affirmative procedure for affirmative orders more broadly, but we should always err on the side of putting documents before the House of Commons and the House of Lords if possible. However, I have made my point.