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|Proceedings||Time for conclusion of proceedings|
|Clauses 1, 3 to 5, 76 to 78, 2||6.55 p.m. on Tuesday 9th September|
|Clauses 6 to 16, 74, 17 to 31, 65, 66, 32 to 46||6.55 p.m. on Tuesday 16th September|
|Clauses 47 to 57, Schedule 1, Clauses 58 to 64, 67 to 73, Schedule 2, Clauses 75, 79 and 80||5.15 p.m. on Thursday 18th September|
|Clause 81, Schedule 3, Clauses 82 to 102, Schedule 4, Clauses 103 to 136, Schedule 5, Clause 137, Schedule 6, Clauses 138 to 140, new Clauses, new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill||7 p.m. on Tuesday 14th October|
Part of Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:10 am on 9th September 2003.
I echo the welcome to you, Mr. Griffiths.
I too welcome the spirit of co-operation. It was almost a joy to participate in the debate on Second Reading. For the first time, I felt that hon. Members on both sides of the House were searching for the right answers for our society. With that in mind, we will play a positive role in scrutiny of the Bill. We will want to make sure that we debate those issues about which we are concerned, and that we find the right words to solve some of the problems that worry us all in view of the difficulty of striking the right balance in the Bill between protection and criminalisation. We look forward to playing a full part in the proceedings and serving under your chairmanship, Mr. Griffiths.