Sustainable Communities Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 2nd May 2007.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 10:00 am, 2nd May 2007

We come now to clause 4 standpart with which it will be convenient to consider Government new clause 1. Members of the Committee will note that starred amendments Nos. 30 and 31 have not been selected. I have not selected starred amendments (a) and (b) to new clause 1. Decisions on new clauses will come after we have dealt with all the clauses in line with the order of consideration motion that the Committee has just agreed.

To assist the Committee, I am perfectly willing to allow a modest degree of latitude this morning in permitting references to amendments that have not been selected, but that is offered on the understanding that, if and when they are selected for decision, I do not anticipate permitting further debate on them.