Report (3rd Day)

Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – in the House of Lords at 11:00 pm on 12th March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Phillips of Sudbury Lord Phillips of Sudbury Liberal Democrat 11:00 pm, 12th March 2012

My Lords, to say that I am disappointed in that response is, I am afraid, an inadequate estimate. The whole point of amending the resolution from last time was to make this discretionary. For the Government to say that they do not even want to be under an expectation of having such a wide review seems wayward. I also find it wayward that the amendment is rejected on grounds of cost. It is to save massive waste in this area that this amendment is put forward. I will withdraw the amendment, as there are only a dozen of us here, but I do so with disappointment.

Amendment 101A withdrawn.

Clause 12 : Advice and assistance for individuals in custody

Amendment 102

Moved by Lord Bach

102: Clause 12, page 8, line 35, leave out subsection (2)