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Clause 110 - Short title

Courts Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 8th July 2003.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) 4:00 pm, 8th July 2003

I beg to move amendment No. 23, in

clause 110, page 59, line 28, leave out subsection (2).

This is a technical amendment, known as a privilege amendment, that is inserted in Bills that commence in the House of Lords and deal with charges on public funds. It is intended to avoid formal infringement on the financial privileges of the House of Commons. It is designed to show that the Lords are able to legislate on such matters, but that that ability is not absolute, being subject to the tolerances of the House of Commons. The amendment is a procedural device to avoid the impression that the other place has authorised expenditure.

Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Conservative, Surrey Heath

Unlike the Minister, I have come across such an amendment before. I know that it is traditional, I know the reasons for it and I am happy with it.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 110, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Further consideration adjourned.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]

Adjourned accordingly at a quarter-past Four o'clock till Thursday 10 July at half-past Nine o'clock.