Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 1:15 pm on 28th June 2007.

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Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 1:15 pm, 28th June 2007

I am grateful to my hon. Friend. I shall continue to try and resolve these issues, but I would be misleading the House if I said that there was a prospect of the Government changing their position dramatically. I hope the House will reiterate its view today. The second Chamber is supposed to be a reforming Chamber, as I hope will be acknowledged. It is important that we get movement, or the Bill will be lost, which I do not want.

I hope hon. Members will reflect on what has been said. I hope they will think again about the complexity of the issues involved. If, as I hope, we achieve majority support for the Government's position, Members in another place will reflect on that.