Ehammond Wrote:I have learned that committee stage, oddly, happened yesterday, although knew nothing about this.
Thanks, Ed. I just picked this up from the transcript:
"We also intend, initially, to extend the enhanced scrutiny regime to two new sectors by designating energy - gas and electricity - and transport providers, such as train, tram and bus operators, as being subject to the regime. I am pleased to confirm that the Government will consult widely before making such regulations."
What about water companies, I wonder?
Then there's this informative exchange:
Barbara Follett: "Just to make it clear ... district councils are excluded, but there should be local arrangements in place to allow them to contribute to joint scrutiny in two-tier areas."
Mrs. Lait: "I am sorry to interrupt the Minister. The point that I made in my few remarks is that the regulations for joint scrutiny have not yet emerged."
Barbara Follett: "I am aware of that. Obviously there will be a timing issue, which we will have to look at."