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Clause 27 — Changes to existing limits

Part of Access to Mental Health Services – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Chair, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 5:45 pm, 10th September 2013

I am afraid I must give the third negative reply in a row: we have not discovered that rationale, but the search goes on and I am determined that before the end of this process—before Her Majesty signs this Bill into law—we will have discovered it. Until then, it is the job of all of us across the House to try to make this Bill less hurtful, harmful and oppressive to the charities that we all care about. A small step has been taken today, which gives great cause for optimism, as does the fact that the Minister accepted an amendment from my Committee last night and even adopted it as the Government’s own. I was very grateful for that. It shows we can move forward.

We are engaged in an incremental process, and Parliament has an important role to play in it.