Clause 32 - Extent

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 9 March 2006.

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

Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Will the Minister explain what legislation he has in mind that extends outside England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland? Are we dealing with the British overseas territories or is there another interpretation? [Interruption.] As my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge says, wider still and wider.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

Of course the Government do not intend to legislate beyond their territorial integrity. If that is the hon. Gentleman’s reading of clause 32, we will seek to clarify the point before Report.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 32 ordered to stand part of the Bill.