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Committee (7th Day)

Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 1st February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) 4:45 pm, 1st February 2012

Should all that not have been done before the legislation comes before one House, let alone a second House of Parliament? The result of the consultation, or the Minister's consideration of it, will probably not be known until this Bill has become law. Is that not much too late and entirely the wrong way round?