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Ministerial Correction

Monday 9 June 2014

Leader of the House

Business of the House

The following is the answer given by the Leader of the House of Commons, the right hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley) to the hon. Member for Wallasey (Ms Eagle) during Business of the House on 5 June 2014.

Mr Lansley: ........As it happens, in the last Session we passed 20 Bills, while in the penultimate Session of the previous Parliament, 18 Bills were passed. An interesting contrast is that in the last Session, 24 Bills had two days of scrutiny on Report in this Chamber, while the figure for the whole of the previous Parliament was only 10.

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When it has come down to it, we have been able to accomplish a substantial legislative programme and we will continue to do so in this Session, with better scrutiny and legislation as a result.

[Official Report, 5 June 2014, Vol. 582, c. 119.]

Letter of correction from Mr Lansley:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the hon. Member for Wallasey (Ms Eagle).

The correct response should have been:

Mr Lansley: ........As it happens, in the last Session we passed 20 Bills, while in the penultimate Session of the previous Parliament, 18 Bills were passed. An interesting contrast is that so far in this Parliament, 24 Bills had two days of scrutiny on Report in this Chamber, while the figure for the whole of the previous Parliament was only 10. When it has come down to it, we have been able to accomplish a substantial legislative programme and we will continue to do so in this Session, with better scrutiny and legislation as a result.