Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (7th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 28th February 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Williams of Crosby Baroness Williams of Crosby Liberal Democrat 4:30 pm, 28th February 2011

I apologise for intervening, but I wanted to make certain that I understood exactly what the Minister was saying. I take it that, along with the major dead parrot, all the smaller parrots die as well, including all the amendments that come under the broad heading of Clauses 17 and 18. However, on the proposed expert panel on forestry, which I understand will report back in the autumn, will there be an opportunity to raise the issue of the make-up of that panel? For example, will it include a person with knowledge of the heritage forests? If there is no opportunity to raise this, I will have to pursue the issue through Parliamentary Questions. I speak as someone who was about to make an eloquent short speech on the subject of the New Forest-the largest and most historic heritage forest. I will pass that opportunity up given whatever answer the Minister gives me on the earlier point.