I beg to move,
That if proceedings on the Planning and Energy Bill are not completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee do meet on Wednesday 27th February at quarter-past nine o’clock and half-past two o’clock, and thereafter at the same times on Wednesdays when the House is sitting.
On behalf of the Committee, I warmly welcome you to the Chair this morning, Mr. Atkinson. When it comes to detailed discussion of renewables and low-carbon energy, and the issues of off-site and remote, it will be helpful to have on-site guidance from someone with your experience.
The sittings motion is essentially precautionary. I do not wish to curtail debate on the Bill. Indeed, throughout its drafting, I invited suggestions for its improvement. However, it is necessary to have some order to the proceedings so the motion enables the Committee, should it wish to do so, to reconvene next Wednesday and thereafter.