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Public Bodies Bill – Schedule 7 goes

Lord Norton

The House achieved a notable success on Monday.  As readers will recall, the Public Bodies Bill attracted criticism from all parts of the House.  It is a ‘Henry VIII’ Bill, enabling ministers to change primary legislation – in this case, Acts establishing particular public bodies – by order (that is, secondary legislation).  A particular focus…

A long debate

Lord Norton

As Baroness Deech has explained, we had a long debate on Tuesday on the Second Reading of the Public Bodies Bill.  We rose shortly before midnight.  Over 55 speakers participated.  Had each taken the 15 minutes to which they were entitled, we would have gone on for several more hours.  In the event, most speakers…