Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 2nd May 2006.

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[Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

Photo of Joe Benton Joe Benton Labour, Bootle 4:00 pm, 2nd May 2006

There is a good chance that we will finish our proceedings this afternoon, but in the event of a second sitting, I do not intend to call starred amendments.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing and Planning)

I beg to move,


(1) during proceedings on the Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 2nd May) meet at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 9th May;

(2) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 9th May.

I welcome you to the Chair, Mr. Benton, and I welcome Committee members. As hon. Members will know from our debates in the Programming Sub-Committee and on Second Reading, we have had extensive discussions with Opposition parties about the content and background of the Bill and the need for it. I hope that we can proceed with a broad consensus on the need for the Bill and on its main provisions. For that reason, we have scheduled time today and on9 May for Committee discussions. We stand ready to have further discussions or provide further briefing if Committee members so request. I commend the programme motion to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.