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Clause 32

Part of Banking Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 11th November 2008.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 11:00 am, 11th November 2008

Earlier in the debate—indeed, throughout the debate—we have heard that we do not need to put the words in the Bill because it already complies with Community law. Anything in Community law applies to the Bill, so the words are unnecessary. If we take them out, and if the Government are right, the context does not change because the European Communities Acts apply. The wording seems superfluous and we try not to include such wording in Bills. I cannot see the logic of putting it in when it already applies and we have not put those references in anywhere else.