New Clause 10 - Power to abolish Public Works Loan Commissioners

Part of Infrastructure Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 13th January 2015.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport) 5:00 pm, 13th January 2015

We would not be the first Government, and I would not be the first Minister—dare I say, there may even be Ministers in this Room from other political parties who have done this—to use legislation to effect all kinds of virtuous things, even where, at first glance, that legislation was not their natural place to reside. However, I might be one of the very first Ministers to admit it.