Committee (1st Day)

Part of Cohabitation Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:18 pm on 30th April 2009.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Shadow Minister, Justice 5:18 pm, 30th April 2009

No. I just find it extraordinary that the noble Lord did not bother to speak beforehand to either myself or the noble Baroness, Lady Deech. I can only speak for myself, but I am sure that we will leave the noble Lord to explain this amendment and in due course we will speak to it. We shall also speak to his Amendment 4 which is grouped with it, and about which we have some considerable concern. No doubt the Government will respond in due course. We will then have to work through all the other amendments on this Thursday evening and see how we get on with the Bill. I shall leave the noble Lord to speak, but it would have been polite of him, to say the least, if he had spoken beforehand either to myself or the noble Baroness, Lady Deech.