Committee (and remaining stages)

Part of Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill – in the House of Lords at 12:45 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 12:45 am, 7th April 2010

My Lords, with the leave of the Committee, I shall speak also to Amendments 23 to 26. I can be very brief with this group of amendments. They give effect to the conclusions and recommendations made in respect of Part 4 by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. The committee's report speaks for itself. Unless any noble Lord wants further details, if the Committee will allow me, I will leave it at that. I beg to move.

Amendment 22 agreed.

Schedule 5, as amended, agreed.

Clauses 47 to 50 agreed.

Schedule 6 : Parliamentary standards: consequential amendments

Amendments 23 and 24

Moved by Lord Bach

23: Schedule 6, page 81, leave out paragraph (b)

24: Schedule 6, page 81, line 21, leave out from "8(2)"" to end of line 23

Amendments 23 and 24 agreed.

Schedule 6, as amended, agreed.

Clauses 51 and 52 agreed.

Schedule 7 : Parliamentary and other pensions

Amendments 25 and 26

Moved by Lord Bach

25: Schedule 7, page 91, line 37, leave out "the House of Commons" and insert "each House of Parliament"

26: Schedule 7, page 93, line 18, at end insert "(subject to sub-paragraph (5)).

(5) A statutory instrument containing an order made under this paragraph in consequence only of a scheme under paragraph 12 is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons."

Amendments 25 and 26 agreed.

Schedule 7, as amended, agreed.

Amendment 27 not moved.

Clause 53 : Ending of by-elections for hereditary peers

Amendments 28 and 29 not moved.

Debate on whether Clause 53 should stand part of the Bill.