Clause 1 - Grant of rights to representation
Criminal Defence Service Bill [Lords]
Jonathan Djanogly (Shadow Solicitor General (Also Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry), Law Officers (Assist the Home Affairs Team); Huntingdon, Conservative)
I do not think that for practical purposes we are talking about circumvention, which is what the Minister suggested. I was suggesting a practical application of the rules in real-life situations—matters can just happen. The amendment would make it easier for trials to proceed without delay, but in the context of what she said and the passing of Government amendment No. 1, we will have to take another look at the issue and come back to it on Report. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.
Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
Clause 1, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.