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My Lords, I support what the noble and learned Lord has said. My own view is that the power in the Bill gives far too great a power to Ministers. The fact that this specific power is subject to the affirmative resolution procedure is not a sufficient safeguard, not least because—a point I have made time and again—the procedure does not provide a power of amendment. Let us...
Will my noble friend explain to the House why he is impliedly asserting that he cannot use primary legislation for this purpose?
My Lords, I rise briefly to say that I found the observations of the noble and learned Lord extraordinarily persuasive. I have had a look at the regulations set out in Schedule 2 and, in particular, paragraphs 15 and 18 of that schedule, which make the point that the regulations create criminal offences and deal, too, with the defences that can be advanced as well as the evidentiary...
Entered the House of Lords on 9 November 2015
Previously MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Also represented Sleaford and North Hykeham; Grantham
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Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
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