Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 23 April 2024.

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Photo of Lord Jackson of Peterborough Lord Jackson of Peterborough Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to remarks by Lord Markham on 22 March (HL Deb col 441), what is the legal or evidential basis of his assertion that the Government has a “duty of care not to legislate where other reasonable processes are available” and where this is further enunciated.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

When considering its approach to legislation, in all cases the Government must be guided by whether the aims of that potential bill can already be implemented through other reasonable and established non-legislative means.

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