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Provision of Services Regulations 2009

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009

Motion to Approve

Moved By

That the draft regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved.

Relevant document: 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. Considered in Grand Committee on 29 October.

My Lords, I am extremely grateful for the help that I have received on the regulations from the noble Lord—and, most particularly, from his officials—on behalf of the pedlars, who are affected by one clause in it. His officials have been exceptionally gracious and helpful, and I hope that we have approached a resolution. However, I encourage the noble Lord to take a Buddhist attitude to regulation: that when we are marching forward on the great road to progress, we pay some attention to the beetles beneath our feet.

Motion agreed.