Thursday 18 January 2018 / 2:48 PM Peter Dowd

The Government’s Customs Bill is another attempt to run roughshod over the House of Commons – Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on the Lords Delegated Power and Regulatory Reform Committee report on the Taxation (Cross Border Trade) Bill said:

“The House of Lords report gives a damning verdict on the Government’s Customs Bill, which hands vast sets of Henry VIII powers to the Treasury instead of to Parliament.

“The Bill is yet another attempt by the Government to run roughshod over the democratically elected House of Commons. Taken with the EU Withdrawal Bill and the Trade Bill, this is a centralisation of control not seen since the Second World War.

“The Prime Minister has no mandate to award her Government these powers.”