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Public Bodies Bill – the continuing debate

Lord Norton

I agree with Lord Knight’s assessment of the Public Bodies Bill.  It is making slow progress through the House.  This is in part because of time being taken by the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and also because peers are keen to discuss the bodies included in the different schedules of the Bill.  A number are…

Working behind the scenes

Lord Norton

Baroness Murphy mentions that there were behind the scenes discussions concerning the Henry VIII powers embodied in the Banking Bill.  I can confirm that there were, as I was involved in them.  The Constitution Committee published a report drawing attention to the Henry VIII powers embodied in the Bill.  Though recognising there were occasions when…