Clause 31 - Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

Civil Contingencies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 10th February 2004.

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Question Proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer Conservative, Newark

This is only a small query. It strikes me that one or two of these minor and consequential amendments and repeals would sit more easily if the Government could clarify the exact nature of the amendment or repeal, most notably in relation to the Race Relations Act 1976. I fail at first glance to understand where the 1976 Act sits in relation to the Bill. I would be grateful for any clarification.

Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (Cabinet Office) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

On the basis of the shuffling of paper that I hear over my left shoulder, I undertake to write to the hon. Gentleman on that point.

Photo of Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer Conservative, Newark

I am grateful.

Clause 31 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 2 agreed to.