Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Statement
    11.07.2011
    531 c28-9
    Lilley, Peter
    Open Public Services White Paper



    May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on basing his reforms on the admirable principles of choice and of giving people the information to make informed choices and, where possible, a diversity of providers to choose between? Choice is good not only for the people making the choice, but for the vast majority who will not exercise that choice but will see the quality of services rise under the influence of choice. However, may I caution him about trying to shoe-horn too many services under one elegant, all-embracing umbrella? Experience shows that it is better to do it section by section, service by service, because the real world is never as elegant as one’s intellectual constructions.
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber
    10-12
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