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Clause 2 — Protocol about the Law Commission's work

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 16th October 2009.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Labour, Islington South and Finsbury 1:32 pm, 16th October 2009

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.

I feel remarkably tired but I am very pleased to have reached this stage. I thank all Members on both sides of the House for their support today and for the time they spent in Committee. I thank also, the large number of Members who have given me advice and shared their wisdom-the numbers are far too embarrassing to mention.

The Ministry of Justice was entirely helpful and entirely non-Sir Humphrey-like. The Minister of State, my right hon. Friend Mr. Wills, has been pragmatic throughout. I thank the Law Commission, including the assistance given to us by Mark Ormerod, the tenacity of the previous chair, Lord Justice Sir Terence Etherton, and the help we received this week from Lord Justice Sir James Munby. I am also thankful for the cool head of a young lady called Miss Chloe Wright.

The Bill is small but important. The most important thing about it is that it will ensure that we make better law, which in the end is what we are here to do. I commend the Bill to the House.

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