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Standards Legislation

Asked if the Prime Minister was still confident that the standards legislation could do the job it was intended to do, the PMS said yes; the issue on which the Government lost the vote yesterday was not central to the core of the bill, which was about allowances and expenses and the move from self to independent regulation. The bill remained on course.

Put that the bill had been put through too quickly without enough thought for legal ramifications, the PMS said that the Prime Minister felt it was important that we moved from self-regulation to independent regulation and that, given the degree of public concern and the lack of confidence in the political system, it was important that we did this as quickly as possible.

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