Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 15 Mai 2007.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:00, 15 Mai 2007

On a point of order, Mr. Illsley, and I welcome you to the Chair. This morning, when Mr. Gale was in the Chair, it came to light that Committee members had not received copies of the draft regulations that were relevant to our discussions. We had sent copies of them to you, Mr. Illsley, to Mr. Gale and to the hon. Members for Chipping Barnet and for Falmouth and Camborne, but not to other Committee members.

Copies of all letters sent to date about the Bill’s secondary legislation and accompanying draft regulations have in the past few minutes been sent to members of the Committee to ensure that everybody has the information that they need. Copies of my letter of 9 May are also being sent. It included information on the regulation-making powers in schedule 3, which we shall debate this afternoon. I shall ensure that all future letters on secondary legislation are sent to you, Mr. Illsley, and copied not only to the shadow spokespeople but to all Committee members. I apologise to all Committee members for the inconvenience that they were caused this morning.

Photo of Eric Illsley Eric Illsley Llafur, Barnsley Central

The Chair is grateful to the Minister for addressing the concerns that Committee members raised this morning. As I understand it from what he said, the relevant documents have been circulated to Committee members.