Criminal Justice and Police Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 1st March 2001.

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[Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 9:55 am, 1st March 2001

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I want to make some housekeeping announcements. For ease of continuity, I am taking the Chair until 10.30 am to monitor the debate on the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee, which met yesterday. The resolution is at the back of today's amendment paper.

I have courteously been given notice that the Joint Committee on Human Rights will be taking evidence on the Bill at 5.30 pm on Monday, 5 March, when the Minister of State will give evidence. Those Committee members who are available and wish to attend are entitled to do so as observers.

Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Minister of State, Home Office

I beg to move,

That the Programming Order of the Committee of 6th February be amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by inserting at the end the words ``and on Wednesday 7th March at half-past Ten o'clock''.

(2) in paragraph (3), by substituting ``15'' for ``14''

(3) in paragraph (4)—

(a) by inserting the words ``New Clauses'' after the words ``Schedule 1''; and

(b) by omitting the words ``New Clauses'' where they appear after the words ``Clause 132'';

(4) by substituting the following for paragraph (5)—

``(5) the proceedings at the 9th to 15th sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the third column of that Table.