Local Government Bill [H.L.]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:30 pm on 6th December 1999.

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Photo of Baroness Hamwee Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrat 9:30 pm, 6th December 1999

My Lords, with the leave of the House, perhaps I may press the Minister further on this matter. "In time for the Committee stage" could mean the day before the Committee stage begins. I made the point at the beginning of the debate that this is not merely a whinge. We are concerned to have a useful Committee stage, not one which is in effect a Second Reading, postponing the Committee type work until Report stage. My request for a 14-day period from the tabling of the amendments to the Committee stage was a very serious point.