Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 12:08 pm ar 24 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Robert Largan Robert Largan Assistant Whip 12:08, 24 Mai 2024

Let me briefly sum up. First, let me associate myself with the remarks made by Jeff Smith about you, Madam Deputy Speaker, and about Dr Whitehead. As a Whip standing in as a Minister, I do not think I would be revealing any secrets to say that he has sometimes been a source of frustration for those on the Treasury Bench. However, we could never doubt his level of detailed knowledge and his commitment to public service, and we wish him the very best in the future.

I also thank the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington and Kirsty Blackman for indicating the support of those on the Opposition Benches for these regulations. The hon. Gentleman will not realise this, but many years ago he was my local councillor when I lived in south Manchester, and I always enjoyed getting his leaflets through my door.

As I have said, while broadly administrative in nature, these changes will be vital for the creation of the ISOP for energy code reform and the continued development of the energy sector towards net zero.

Finally, these may well be my final few words in this House. This is, as they say, it. Serving in this place is an honour and a privilege that few experience. I have done my best. It is all that anybody can do.

Question put and agreed to.