Short title, extent and commencement

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 6 December 2016.

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

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Department for International Development

As hon. Members will be aware, clause 2 is entirely standard. The only point of any note is that in this case, the Bill will come into force on Royal Assent. As we have discussed, this is an enabling Bill. The amendment made by the Bill to the cap and the introduction of the delegated power have no immediate effect and nothing is gained by subjecting them to delay or later commencement by Ministers, so it is appropriate that they come into force on the day the Bill is passed.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 2 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

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