Clause 2 - Community benefit societies

Part of Industrial and Provident Societies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 13th February 2002.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) 11:00 am, 13th February 2002

Again, we have had a constructive debate and I am grateful to the hon. Member for Harrow, West for demonstrating his flexible approach. He prayed in aid the word ''flexible'' in relation to the drafting, but my problem with it is that the flexibility goes one way. True flexibility can flex in more than one direction, so I hope that he will provide additional flexibility if and when he revises the clause. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 2 ordered to stand part of the Bill.