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Clause 24 - Short title

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 3rd December 2013.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 10:15 am, 3rd December 2013

I beg to move amendment 19, in clause 24, page 19, line 25, leave out subsection (2).

The amendment removes the privilege amendment that was added to the Bill on Third Reading in the other place. As the Committee will be aware, the financial powers of the other place are restricted by the rights and privileges of this House and by the terms of the  Parliament Acts. As the Bill originated in another place and contains provisions to deliver supervision to offenders that will involve public expenditure, a privilege amendment was added to it before its introduction to the Commons to ensure that the financial privilege of this House was not infringed. The amendment removes the privilege amendment from the Bill. As I am sure the Committee will recognise, this is a purely technical process that is necessary for Bills that are introduced in the other place, and I therefore hope the Committee will agree the amendment.

Amendment 19 agreed to.

Clause 24, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.