Clause 8 - Director General: customs powers of Commissioners and operational powers

Part of Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:15 am ar 29 Ionawr 2013.

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Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Llafur, Wythenshawe and Sale East 9:15, 29 Ionawr 2013

I am very much looking forward to the debate on schedule 5  because the Minister raises some very interesting questions. I put this simple question to him: would it not be better for the Home Secretary to know for sure that the director general has the necessary competences before she appoints him, rather than waiting until after she has appointed him to convene the panel to then be advised on whether he has the competences?