HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1331W
36. Tony Wright

To ask the Leader of the House if he will make an assessment of the effect of scrutiny of draft Bills on the quality of legislation. [153634]

Mr. Hain

I am convinced that the scrutiny of draft Bills leads to better legislation, but it would be difficult to find objective measures by which to assess the quality of legislation and the changes made following pre-legislative scrutiny.