Clause 5 - Short title

Hunting Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 23rd January 2001.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

I begin by welcoming you to the Chair, Mrs. Roe. In the course of our deliberations, you will doubtless give wise rulings and ensure that we stay in order. I should also say that we missed the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Lidington) during last week's sitting, and welcome news of his child's full recovery.

Clause 5 simply provides that the short title will be the Hunting Act 2001, and I shall be intrigued to discover whether any Committee member can find good cause to debate that point.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

The Minister may be relieved to know that I do not intend to debate the clause at length. I join him in welcoming you to the Chair, Mrs. Roe. I thank him, and in particular the hon. Member for Weaver Vale (Mr. Hall) and my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Norfolk (Mr. Simpson), for helping me out during my son's illness last week. Their efforts were much appreciated.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 5 ordered to stand part of the Bill.