Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 20th October 2005.

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[Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

Photo of Eric Illsley Eric Illsley Labour, Barnsley Central 1:00 pm, 20th October 2005

Before we resume the debate, may I for the benefit of the Committee point out that I intend to suspend at around 4.30 pm for one hour to give hon. Members a comfort break?

Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

On a point of order, Mr. Illsley. Can I just clarify what you anticipate the sitting hours to be this afternoon, as you are giving us a comfort break from 4.30 pm until 5.30 pm? Have you had any indications at all as to what time we may sit until tonight?

Photo of Eric Illsley Eric Illsley Labour, Barnsley Central

The indication is, as far as I am aware, that the Committee will sit late until it achieves the progress that is agreed between the usual channels. The idea of a comfort break for an hour at 4.30 pm is to enable people to eat, refresh themselves and then return for the later part of the sitting.