Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 13 June 2002.

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Photo of Frank Cook Frank Cook Labour, Stockton North 10:30, 13 June 2002

Before we begin our formalities, I have an announcement about clause 5.

When the Bill was introduced, the House authorities considered that expenditure would arise from the provisions of the Bill, thus requiring a money resolution. An expenses clause was consequently included in the measure as clause 5.

Since Second Reading there have been further discussions, including some with the Department that will have to implement the Bill. It is now considered that any expenditure that arises will be minimal, so a money resolution is no longer needed. Clause 5 is therefore redundant and should be left out of the Bill. As a consequence, when we reach clause 5, I shall put the question on clause stand part forthwith with the intention that it should be negatived.