Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill [HL] Debate

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Baroness Williams of Trafford

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Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill [HL]

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3rd reading
Wednesday 1st February 2023

(1 year, 4 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con)
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My Lords, I have it on command from His Majesty the King to acquaint the House that His Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill, has consented to place his interest, so far as it is affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill.

Lord Berkeley Portrait Lord Berkeley (Lab)
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My Lords, I wonder whether the Minister could help us: why does His Majesty believe that it is necessary to give consent to this very important Bill so that, when he sells his properties in the private sector, he has to have an electrical certificate? Is it not time that we got rid of this ridiculous procedure of seeking the King’s consent?

Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con)
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My Lords, the King’s consent is needed because Clauses 1 and 4 of the Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill may affect the interests of the Crown.

Bill passed and sent to the Commons.