Clause 3

Part of Sustainable Communities Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 23 May 2007.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud 10:00, 23 May 2007

I will not detain the Committee long, but I would like to say that I hope that we carry on in the same spirit and thatwe can make some real progress on this Bill. The amendments, if not perfect, are in the spirit of what we need now to do with the clause.

I moved the amendment, but I am more than happy to pass the responsibility for deciding whether to press it to the promoter of the Bill, because it is important that this is a cross-party Bill, as we have always made clear. There have been some contentious issues, but I look forward to further discussions—not that we have not had a few already. It is important to get this right, as the world outside expects us to, but it would be helpful if we did so sooner rather than later.