European Communities (Amendment) Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:50 pm on 11th July 2001.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons) 3:50 pm, 11th July 2001

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Will he address the issue raised by Mr. Campbell about delay? Does he agree that delay is the precursor of detailed scrutiny, because as the Bill continues its progress through the House, ideas develop and further amendments arise as a result of discussions?