Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 20 June 2007.

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Photo of Greg Pope Greg Pope Labour, Hyndburn 9:30, 20 June 2007

I should like to make two announcements. First, I remind Members that adequate notice should be given of amendments. As a general rule, I do not intend to call starred amendments.

Secondly, Members may be aware that a money resolution is required to be agreed by the House before the provisions of the Bill that impose a charge on public funds can be considered by the Committee. Such a motion stands on the Order Paper under future business, but it has not yet been agreed to by the House. Clause 1 would impose a charge on public funds, and the other effective clause, clause 2, is dependent on it. Therefore, I am bound by the rules that govern financial procedure to decline to propose the question on clauses 1 and 2 and the amendments thereto.

In these circumstances, I advise the hon. Member for Manchester, Blackley (Graham Stringer) move the Adjournment of the Committee and then the sittings motion on the amendment paper to allow time for the House to agree to the money resolution.