Policing and Crime Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 15th March 2016.

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[Mr George Howarth in the Chair]

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley 9:25 am, 15th March 2016

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary points. First, will people switch any electronic devices to silent? Tea and coffee are not allowed in sittings. Today, we will first consider the programme motion, and then the motions to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before the oral evidence sessions and to allow the reporting of written evidence for publication. To save time, I hope that we can take those matters formally.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 15 March) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 15 March;

(b) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 22 March;

(c) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 24 March;

(d) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 12 April;

(e) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 14 April;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 15 March in accordance with the following Table:

Table

Time

Witness

Until no later than 10.45 am

The Police Superintendents’ Association of

England and Wales; The Police Federation of

England and Wales; UNISON

Until no later than 11.25 am

The Fire Brigades Union; The Chief Fire

Officers’ Association; The Association of

Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Authorities

Until no later than 2.45 pm

Barnardo’s; The Children’s Society; The NSPCC

Until no later than 3.15 pm

The Association of Police and Crime

Commissioners

Until no later than 4.00 pm

The National Police Chiefs’ Council; The

Metropolitan Police Service

Until no later than 4.30 pm

The Royal College of Psychiatrists; Sally Burke,

‘Get Maisie Home’ Campaign

Until no later than 5.00 pm

The Independent Police Complaints

Commission; The College of Policing

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 6; Schedule 1; Clauses 7 and 8; Schedule 2; Clauses 9 to 11; Schedule 3; Clauses 12 and 13; Schedule 4; Clauses 14 to 21; Schedule 5; Clauses 22 and 23; Schedule 6; Clauses 24 to 28; Schedules 7 and 8; Clauses 29 to 33; Schedule 9; Clause 34; Schedule 10;  Clauses 35 to 39; Schedule 11; Clauses 40 to 102; Schedule 12; Clauses 103 to 107; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 108 to 112; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 14 April. —(Mike Penning.)

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

On the basis of the programme order, the deadline for amendments to be considered at the first line-by-line sitting of the Committee on 22 March is at the rise of the House on Thursday 17 March.

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Mike Penning.)

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Mike Penning.)

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

Copies of the written evidence the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.

The Committee deliberated in private.