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Clause 27 — Changes to existing limits

Part of Access to Mental Health Services – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Chair, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 6:00 pm, 10th September 2013

I shall give way shortly to another distinguished member of my Select Committee.

The incubus of parts 2 and 3 developed suddenly just before the recess. Suddenly something changed and the pace of activity rocketed from lethargy and sloth to knee-jerk and hyper-speed to get this thing out into the parliamentary domain and through the House without due consideration. We need to ask some questions about that and consider not giving the all clear to clause 27—the most offensive clause in the whole Bill—without that proper explanation.