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Clause 14 — Short title and commencement

Part of Bill Presented — Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 1st July 2009.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 6:45 pm, 1st July 2009

First, there is good evidence in a Modernisation Committee report from two years ago—that evidence came from the Clerks of the House—that it is a myth that this House spends less time on legislation than the other place does. It is simply not true. [ Interruption. ] Well, that was the implication of what was said. Secondly, on the insufficiency of time, I personally have always been in favour of the House sitting late, but—

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