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?
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.