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Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 26th April 2006.

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Amendment made: No. 34, in title, line 1, leave out ‘assault or impede' and insert ‘obstruct or hinder'.—[Mr. Alan Williams.]

Question proposed, That the Chairman do report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams Labour, Swansea West

I thank all my colleagues who have given their time to this. I know that several of them are involved in pre-election work outside the House and have come in specially to show their support. I appreciate all the support I have had from colleagues, including those opposite. I owe the hon. Member for Teignbridge special gratitude for having drawn the Scottish Act to my attention when I was deciding what to do in respect of this private Member’s Bill. I am indebted to him for that and for his further support.

I thank the Minister for her co-operation and for the fact that at least I got an anaesthetic before my arm was twisted. May I thank you, Mr. Benton, for putting up with my incompetence in reading two amendments ahead, instead of remembering what to say at the right time?

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

Committee rose at ten minutes to Three o'clock.