Clause 138

Legal Services Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 26th June 2007.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Attorney General, Party Chair, Liberal Democrats

I beg to move amendment No. 234, in clause 138, page 72, line 32, leave out ‘£20,000’ and insert ‘£100,000’.

Photo of Frank Cook Frank Cook Labour, Stockton North

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 265, in clause 138, page 72, line 32, leave out ‘£20,000’ and insert ‘£50,000’.

Amendment No. 266, in clause 138, page 72, line 39, leave out subsection (3).

Clause stand part.

Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Attorney General, Party Chair, Liberal Democrats

Whether it is one’s own bank account in which £20,000 coming in or going out would be replaced by £100,000 will determine one’s view on this amendment, but it is important. There are others like it—the hon. Member for North Durham has tabled one suggesting that the figure should be £50,000. It is all about the upper limit—

It being One o’clock, The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned till this day at Four o’clock.