Public Bodies Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:00 am on 8th September 2011.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office 9:00 am, 8th September 2011

I beg to move,


(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.00 am on Thursday 8 September) meet—

(a) at 1.00 pm on Thursday 8 September;

(b) at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 13 September;

(c) at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 15 September;

(d) at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 11 October;

(e) at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 13 October;

(2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clause 2; Schedule 2; Clause 3; Schedule 3; Clause 4; Schedule 4; Clause 5; Schedule 5; Clauses 6 to 32; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 13 October.

It is an enormous pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Amess. I am sure that the rest of the Committee will have noticed your broadsides against the BBC this morning. We can assure you that we will conduct our affairs with high levels of seriousness and low levels of Botox.

The programme motion was agreed at the meeting of the Programming Sub-Committee. It allows for 10 sittings of the Committee over five days and proposes that the Bill be taken in clause order, with the schedules being taken after the clauses that introduce them.