Sustainable Communities Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at on 25 April 2007.

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[John Bercow in the Chair]

Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 10:00, 25 April 2007

There is a sittings motion and an order of consideration motion at the start of the amendment paper, which the Committee may be invited to consider. We shall deal first with the sittings motion.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Conservative, Ruislip - Northwood

I beg to move,

That the Committee at its rising this day do adjourn till Wednesday 2nd May at Ten o’clock, and to meet thereafter—

(a) on Wednesday 2nd May at Two o’clock; and

(b) on subsequent Wednesdays when the House is sitting at Ten o’clock and Two o’clock.

It is good to welcome you to the Chair again, Mr. Bercow.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Conservative, Ruislip - Northwood

I beg to move,

That remaining proceedings on the Bill be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Clause 4; Clauses 2 and 3; Clauses 5 to 13; the Schedule; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

On a simple note of explanation, the course of negotiations with the Government to see what progress can be made on getting agreement on the Bill leads us to believe that we should first discuss clause 1, which seeks to define a sustainable community, and then move on to clause 4, on which we feel we are closest to agreement and can most productively discuss in our next sitting.

Question put and agreed to.