HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c45W
52. Mr. Fabricant

To ask the President of the Council what plans she has to speed up the legislative process. [91485]

Mrs. Beckett

I have no plans to speed up the legislative process as such. The House's procedures already provide sufficient flexibility in cases of urgency. I am looking at ways of improving the quality of legislation. When this involves the publication of draft Bills for pre-legislative scrutiny, this may appear to lengthen the legislative process.