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National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North 11:15 am, 4th February 2015

I am extremely grateful to my right hon. Friend for that point of information. With that being a previous practice of the House, his suggestion does seem sensible. One problem that has arisen is that the changes to the sitting hours, where the start time on a Tuesday was moved from 2.30 pm to 11.30 am, impinge on the amount of time that Members can meet in Committee on a Tuesday morning. That matter was raised by several Members who gave evidence to the Procedure Committee when we looked into the whole issue of private Members’ Bills and when they are considered. I can see exactly the point that my right hon. Friend makes.