Clause 2 - Property in respect of which claims can be made

Riot Compensation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 13 January 2016.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Conservative, Dudley South

I will be brief, Mr Howarth. The main purpose of clause 2 is to clarify the property within the confines of the scheme, primarily extending it to motor vehicles. As has been said, 1886 was the year the first diesel engine was pioneered, so it would be too much to hope that those considering that legislation might have foreseen the extent to which the motor would come to dominate so much of our lives. The clause would explicitly extend the riot damages scheme to include motor vehicles. It also clarifies the position of mobile businesses and the equipment stored within them.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 2 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.