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Clause 2 — Protocol about the Law Commission's work

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 16th October 2009.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Shadow Minister (Justice) 12:45 pm, 16th October 2009

Does my hon. Friend not find it somewhat peculiar and disconcerting that this draft protocol has not been made available to Members? After all, this Bill has been around for a while; its gestation goes back many years. As I understand it, over the years a number of members of the Law Commission have been calling for such a Bill. Therefore, we could have been given a draft protocol to look at as part of our deliberations on this Bill this morning and this afternoon.

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