Amendment 133A

Part of Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day) – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Brinton Baroness Brinton Liberal Democrat 4:45, 26 February 2024

Before the Minister sits down, I would like to ask him a couple of questions. I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Marks, who asked exactly the question I wanted to know about: what is going to happen between Committee and Report?

In other instances, it has been quite speedy to set up a shadow body—after all, the Government now know how to do it. Is there any capacity to start setting up a shadow body that will be ready to go?

We do not yet know the timetabling for the Report days, but clearly Members of the Committee are going to need to see the Government’s amendments in enough time, particularly—to pick up the point raised just now by the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher—to try to address the deficiencies if those who are not currently included remain so.