Clause 13 - Interpretation

Part of Criminal Justice and Police Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 15th February 2001.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 3:00 pm, 15th February 2001

On a point of order, Mr. Gale. I seek clarification about what appears to be an astonishing piece of cross-party co-operation. The hon. Member for Taunton (Jackie Ballard) pointed out to me that on page 161 of the Amendment Paper, the Minister's name appears alongside those of my right hon. and hon. Friends as a sponsor of amendment No. 138.

It would be helpful to know whether the Government wholeheartedly support the amendment, so that members of the Committee can prepare themselves properly during the coming recess.