The controversial Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill seems to have lost its sponsor, the former Parliamentary Under-Secretary Jim Murphy at the Cabinet Office, who has been re-shuffled and promoted to become Minister of State (Work) at the Department for Work and Pensions.
It seems unlikely that either of the two newly appointed Cabinet Office Parliamentary Secretaries Pat McFadden MP for Wolverhampton South East or Ed Miliband MP for Doncaster will take up this controversial Bill.
Surely something as important as this Bill should be dealt with personally by the newly appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Hilary Armstrong MP for North West Durham who was the Government Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury).
This position had been left vacant when the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill was introduced.
Altenatively, the other Cabinet Office Minister who might take this on is the Minister without Portfolio Hazel Blears MP for Salford, whose experience of Orwellian newspeak and doublethink, and the grabbing of catch-all, infinite legislative powers at the Home Office, might be called into play.