Clause 15

Part of Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 3 Mawrth 2011.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury 2:00, 3 Mawrth 2011

There was no need to put that in the Bill. The clauses clearly establish the way in which the person who has previously been in the role of CAG can go forward should they wish to go into a role that may conflict with their previous position. That is unlike the position that exists for MPs. People who have been Ministers can take roles, but the advisory committee looks at whether those roles are restricted. In this case, it is very clear cut that a full two-year ban is in place. The process maintains the independence of the role of the CAG.