Homes Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 23rd January 2001.

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[Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

Photo of Mr Roger Gale Mr Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 10:30 am, 23rd January 2001

Good morning. My intelligence from the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) is that the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Mr. Brake) is in the process of becoming a father. Further information, via modern electronics, will follow.

Photo of Mr Don Foster Mr Don Foster Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions)

On a point of order, Mr. Gale. I am sure that the Committee would not wish to be misled. My hon. Friend is already a father; we are now awaiting the birth of his second child who, according to my pager, is en route.

Photo of Mr Roger Gale Mr Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet

I thank the hon. Gentleman for that clarification.

On a housekeeping matter, new clauses 5 and 6 are printed on the amendment paper as relating to part I of the Bill but they in fact relate to part II.