New Clause 15
Welfare Reform Bill
Jimmy Hood (Lanark and Hamilton East, Labour)
On behalf of my co-Chairman, David Amess, and myself, I thank hon. Gentlemen for their kind words, and I echo their kind and appreciative words about the Clerks, the police, the Hansard writers and all those who have facilitated the Committee’s proceedings.
This is an opportunity for the Chairman to get his own back. Members may be aware that under Standing Orders the Chairman has discretion to continue the proceedings for 15 more minutes, but, as we have all been invited for tea and buns in the Tea Room, I shall not impose that on Members.