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Clause 87

Part of Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 22nd March 2007.

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Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs 10:00 am, 22nd March 2007

Yes, I can reassure the hon. Gentleman about that point, but I do not think that it presents a problem. What is happening is that the Bill is correctly reciting earlier legislation; the commissioners have been included in order to amend it. Any subsequent changes introduced when the Bill is enacted, however, will knock on to those provisions and change the terminology if it is no longer appropriate. I think that that is the right sequence.

Essentially, this is about a form-filling exercise. I imagine that people will be able to get the form online; lots of forms are available online now. I cannot exclude the possibility that someone who is not connected to the internet will have to go to the court or a citizens advice bureau to get one, but a court hearing is not necessary.