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New Clause 8 — Parliamentary requirements

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 2nd June 2008.

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'(1) This section sets out the parliamentary requirements referred to in sections 5(4) and 6(4).

(2) The Secretary of State must lay the proposal before Parliament.

(3) In this section "the proposal" means—

(a) the statement that the Secretary of State proposes to designate as a national policy statement for the purposes of this Act, or

(b) (as the case may be) the proposed amendment.

(4) Subsection (5) applies if, during the relevant period—

(a) either House of Parliament makes a resolution with regard to the proposal, or

(b) a committee of the House of Commons makes recommendations with regard to the proposal.

(5) The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a statement setting out the Secretary of State's response to the resolution or recommendations.

(6) The relevant period is the period specified by the Secretary of State in relation to the proposal.

(7) The Secretary of State must specify the relevant period in relation to the proposal on or before the day on which the proposal is laid before Parliament under subsection (2).'.— [John Healey.]

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