Clause 76 - Codes of practice

Criminal Justice and Police Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 7th March 2001.

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Amendment proposed: No. 260, in page 63, line 10, leave out paragraph (a).—[Mr. Heald.]

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

I urge my colleagues to vote against the amendment if it is not withdrawn. It would undermine the whole purpose of clause 76, which is to provide a more straightforward mechanism for changes to the codes.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

A fuller explanation is required from the Minister and, given that he has not been willing to give one, I shall not withdraw the amendment.

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 4, Noes 7.

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Aye: 4 MPs

No: 7 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 76 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

It being One o'clock, The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned till tomorrow at five minutes to Ten o'clock.