Committee (3rd Day)

Part of Serious Crime Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 15th July 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench 3:45 pm, 15th July 2014

My Lords, I very much support my noble and learned friend Lady Butler-Sloss, because her amendment absolutely stresses this emotional side that we are talking about and which has been in the background for far too long.

However, I am only on my feet because I think that the point made by my noble friend Lady Howarth is absolutely right. All these measures, and particularly the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, need to be brought in to the Bill, which should be amended. For that reason, I very much hope that the Minister will do just that.