Sustainable Communities Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 28th February 2007.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Conservative, Ruislip - Northwood 10:00 am, 28th February 2007

I beg to move,

That, if proceedings on the Sustainable Communities Bill are not completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee do meet on Wednesday 14th March at Ten o’clock and Two o’clock, on Wednesday 21st March at Two o’clock, and thereafter on Wednesdays when the House is sitting at Ten o’clock.

May I be the first to welcome you to the Chair, Mr. O’Hara? Knowing your love affair with Greece, I look forward to you presiding over us with Olympian-like serenity, detachment, wisdom—[Interruption.]—and, yes, in English.

I also welcome the Minister and his Parliamentary Private Secretary, the hon. Member for West Ham, and all those who volunteered to serve on the Committee. Looking around the room, I am struck by the diversity of the geography of the constituencies represented here: north-east, north-west, Gloucestershire, London in all its diversity, south-west, east midlands, Essex and Berkshire.