Part of Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 6th June 2018.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 10:00 am, 6th June 2018

Will the Minister assure us that she will take personal charge of ensuring that the Bill is brought forward quickly? To go back to the example I quoted earlier, I had a meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and pointed out to her that one of the reasons there was a delay in implementing regulations was that civil servants did not have their heart in it and did not give it sufficient priority. The only way of ensuring that the civil servants in the Minister’s Department deliver on the wishes of the Committee and the House is for her to take charge and deliver. Will she ensure that the Bill is commenced before the end of this calendar year?