Clause 27 - Public interest interventions in markets investigations

Part of Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 10 July 2012.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 4:45, 10 July 2012

I thank the Minister for that clarification. If I have understood him correctly, the Government argue that such cases will be rare, but that they could be important, but if that is the case, it is also important that the elected Government and the Secretary of State are accountable and take the necessary decisions. In the case of national security, I would consider it even more important for such decisions to be taken by the Government of the day.