Clause 79 - Certified bailiffs

Traffic Management Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 5th February 2004.

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

Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

Will clause 79(5) apply in all circumstances to bailiffs pursuing all forms of car parking fine?

Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Conservative, Spelthorne

The Lord Chancellor also appears in this clause. I did note the Minister's comment that he was included in clause 78 because he was in clause 77. Surely, however, the justification for removing him from part of clause 77 should also apply to the remainder of that clause? How can a non-existent person be required to do so many different things? The answer that I was given before, that he is left somewhere in clause 77, in no way deals with the question: what will happen if the permission is required from someone who longer exists?

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

I can tell my hon. Friend the Member for Bassetlaw that what he describes is no longer in the Bill. It might help to clarify the matter for

members of the Committee if I provide a note on the role of the Lord Chancellor. It might be interesting for me to read, too. I am sure that our legal minds have all this sorted out, and I will have them apply themselves to the matter so that the hon. Member for Spelthorne can lie easily in his bed at night.

Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Conservative, Spelthorne

Members of the Committee might be relieved that the Lord Chancellor does not figure in this clause.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 79 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 80 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 10 agreed to.