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Clause 2 - Membership of the Commission

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 25th March 2004.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 10:45 am, 25th March 2004

May I clarify the right hon. Gentleman's point? Paragraph 11(1) puts the ability to delegate in the hands of the commission, so any decision to delegate to a sub-committee would be a decision taken by the commission. It is not an external appointment of sub-committees but the commission itself deciding how to run its own business. Why does he have difficulty with that?