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Clause 8 — Reviews and appeals

Part of Riot Compensation Bill – in the House of Commons at 11:00 am on 5th February 2016.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham 11:00 am, 5th February 2016

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, if there had been an assessment mechanism in the ineffective Riot (Damages) Act 1886, it might have been better legislation in the first place? There might be a riot—we hope not—during the period of three to five years. I understand that he may not accept the amendment as drafted, but surely the Government should be prepared to consider some sort of assessment mechanism after a riot, which, thank God, happen so infrequently in our country. Perhaps that could happen in the other place when the Bill receives further scrutiny.