Clause 27

Part of Statistics and Registration Service Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:30 pm ar 23 Ionawr 2007.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury) 6:30, 23 Ionawr 2007

I want to push the Minister a little further. He made it clear in response to the amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Dundee, East that the directions would be used rarely and in grave situations, and we recognise that. He committed to my hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks that he would consider a way of publicising those directions, but in the context of parliamentary scrutiny, has he given any thought to whether, given their gravity, expected rarity and importance, they should be subject to parliamentary approval through the affirmative resolution procedure to give Parliament the opportunity to hold the Executive to account for such a degree of intervention?