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

That is a wonderfully starry-eyed view—I say this not pejoratively, but rather admiringly—of the understanding which all Members gain of Bills during the course of their consideration on Second Reading. None the less, the hon. Gentleman will know that that is precisely why, in introducing measures, there is a test of scope. If measures are found not to be in scope, they would not be brought forward. This measure was found to be in scope, not least because infrastructure is an interesting and challenging thing to define—