Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Committee (6th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:30 pm on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Clement-Jones Lord Clement-Jones Liberal Democrat 1:30 pm, 16th June 2011

My Lords, briefly, before my noble friend replies on her amendment, I welcome the Minister's useful clarification of the definition of general costs. I shall certainly reflect on that before the next stage. The technical references were extremely helpful. The Minister was also very helpful in talking about the guidance on how fees are calculated and will be dealt with by local authorities.

I welcome the support of the noble Lord, Lord Brooke, for my amendment. It was like the first swallow of summer or something of that sort. On my Amendment 241ZZA, the Minister said that guidance will be published, which is helpful. However, as far as one can see there is no appeal mechanism in the proposed new section that is already incorporated in the Bill. Is it possible for guidance to deal with how that sort of thing should be dealt with as well?