Committee (1st Day)

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

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

Before the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, responds, perhaps I may remind the noble Baroness, Lady Thomas, that quite often the discussion ranges a little wide on the first amendment to a Bill. I am not sure that it has ranged wider than Amendments 1 and 4. The noble Baroness, Lady Thomas, has been here for some time; it is not unusual for that to happen on the first amendment to a Bill as we clear the air before getting on to the issues. I am sure that every word that the noble Baroness has said on Amendments 1 and 4 has been on the subject. No doubt every word she still has to say will be on the subject, and no doubt others will want to speak.