Clause 369 - Order to grant entry

Proceeds of Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:15 pm on 29 January 2002.

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Motion made, and Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 14, Noes 1.

Division number 42 Adults Abused in Childhood — Clause 369 - Order to grant entry

Aye: 14 MPs

No: 1 MP

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 369 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

On a point of order, Mr. Gale. As it is obvious that my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Pollok objects to the fact that the clauses relating specifically to Scotland have not been debated, and that is why he is voting against them, would it be possible to group those clauses together and vote on chapter 3?

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

Chairmen group those questions that can properly be grouped, but it is open to hon. Members to object to a Question that is being put and it is then up to the Chair to call a Division. That is because, on some occasions, the official Opposition wish to vote against amendments and clauses. Where I can read properly and with certainty the opinion of the Committee, I will endeavour to call the vote, but if a Member chooses to press a clause or an amendment to a Division, that is his right.

Photo of Ian Davidson Ian Davidson Labour/Co-operative, Glasgow Pollok

Further to that point of order, Mr. Gale. Perhaps it would be helpful if I said that although I intend to oppose everything in this part of the Bill, I would be perfectly happy for all the clauses

to be grouped to allow more time for debate on subsequent provisions.

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

For the convenience of the Committee, and certainly for the convenience of the Chair, I shall call the amendments as they come up, otherwise we shall descend into total confusion. I trust that that will not take a great deal longer. I respect the hon. Gentleman's point of view, and we will accommodate his wishes one way or the other.Clause 370 Further provisions