RE: Returning to the committee system
Hi all, short update on this.
We discussed the draft briefing I'm preparing on this subject at the National Forum yesterday. The consensus of the meeting was that attendees wanted me to wait until the publication of the Bill, when we know exactly what the legislation is going to look like, before publishing this briefing. This would give it the maximum utility to practitioners. The Forum also made a number of suggestions for revisions which mean that, even if I published as soon as I could, I wouldn't be in a position to put anything out before next week.
I wanted to let you know and to see if anyone held the opposing view - that it was important to get this briefing out asap. Having discussed it at the Forum I tend to agree with their conclusions but if some of you are feeling extra urgency at the moment, please let me know. I may be in a position to provide advice on policy to people over the phone or by e-mail to assist you over the next few weeks before the briefing is actually published, which may provide a stopgap.