[Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair]
Before we begin consideration of the Bill, I have a few preliminary announcements, as I recognise that it may be the first Public Bill Committee for a number of Members. First, please switch electronic devices to silent—I will just check that I am doing as I instruct. Tea and coffee are not allowed in the room during sittings.
Today, we will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper and a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication. Then we will begin line-by-line consideration of the Bill. In view of the time available, I hope we can take those motions formally without debate.
(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 26 January) meet—
(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 26 January;
(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 28 January;
(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 2 February;
(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 4 February;
(e) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 9 February;
(2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 and 2; Schedule 1; Clauses 3 to 73; Schedule 2; Clauses 74 to 84; 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 Tuesday 9 February.