Because it is superseded by the power that rests in the hands of all good governments to deliver at that particular level. That is the purpose, and that is the point that I raised just now. If I may, I will make some progress. It is important that I stress that we are committed to continuing co-operation not just within the EU but more broadly. That is why we are an active participant in the...
I thank the noble Lord for his comments. I will start where he finished: no, we are not going to do that. I am afraid that is not the Government’s purpose. There will be no rollback of these standards because they are at the heart of what we believe to be right and proper. A number of noble Lords have implied that what has been proposed will be the case. I assure them that is not the...
I am stressing once again that the powers and duties that rest upon a Secretary of State for Health and the health department are high enough and wide enough to capture the intent of this amendment, and that is why the Government will not support the amendment on this occasion.
Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2017
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