Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 17 June 2008.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 10:30, 17 June 2008

Before we begin, I have a few announcements to make. The hon. Member for Stafford has asked me informally whether people may remove their jackets, should they so wish. That is certainly all right by me. Will hon. Members ensure that their mobile phones and pagers are turned off or switched to silent during our proceedings?

Copies of the money resolution connected with the Bill are available in the room. I remind hon. Members that adequate notice should be given of amendments. As a general rule, I and my fellow Chairman do not intend to call starred amendments, nor do we intend to call amendments that are not signed by members of the Committee because we presume that they would not be moved.

I remind hon. Members about the procedure at the start of today’s sitting. The Committee will be asked first to consider the programme motion on the amendment paper for which debate is limited to half an hour. We shall then proceed to a motion to report written evidence before starting clause-by-clause scrutiny.