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Regulators’ Compliance Code

Volume 696: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

My Lords, I beg to move the second Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the draft code laid before the House on 15 October be approved. First Report from the Statutory Instruments Committee, Considered in Grand Committee on 20 November.—(Lord Bach.)

My Lords, the code was debated in Grand Committee, where discussion was relatively brief. Will my noble friend agree or confirm that this very important order, which regulates all types of regulation, applies to the Heath and Safety Executive and to the other regulators concerned with injuries and deaths at work, at a time when more workers in the construction industry have been dying than has been the case for many years, and that there might be a case for debating further in the House whether the terms of the code, into which I cannot go now, should be respected a little more fully?

My Lords, while I appreciate my noble friend’s great expertise in this subject, the matter that he raises is for the usual channels. The debate in Grand Committee lasted 30 minutes, and quite a number of issues were discussed during it.

On Question, Motion agreed to.