National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 16th January 2017.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) 4:02 pm, 16th January 2017

I suspect that the House will not be subjected to too much of a bunfight this afternoon. Labour is delighted to support the Bill, and its passage through the Lords smoothed over some of the more contentious issues, so it is extremely welcome that the NCS therefore has strong support on both sides of the House. My one small regret is that the Secretary of State referred to a new draft of the royal charter, which was laid before the House only two minutes before this debate began. We have checked with the Vote Office, and it is not yet available in hard copy.