HC Deb 16 March 2004 vol 419 c189W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Leader of the House, what recent steps he has taken to promote the use of pre-legislative scrutiny on-line for all proposals for legislation; and if he will make a statement. [161277]

Mr. Hain

Whether to consult on-line—as part of pre-legislative scrutiny or another form of inquiry—is a matter for decision by the individual committee concerned. The Modernisation Committee, which I chair, is currently conducting an on-line consultation as part of our inquiry into connecting Parliament with the public. I commend this approach to other Committees.

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