Civil Liability Bill [Lords]

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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[Graham Stringer in the Chair]

Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton 9:25 am, 11th September 2018

If they wish, hon. Members may remove their jackets. It is warm in here and we are trying to open a window. Please ensure that electronic devices are turned off or switched to silent. Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings. We will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper, which was agreed by the Programming Sub-Committee yesterday. If there are any matters of interest to declare, we will do that afterwards. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication. In view of the limited time available, I hope we can take those motions without too much debate.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 11 September) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 11 September;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 13 September;

(c) at 4.30 pm and 7.00 pm on Tuesday 9 October;

(2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 10; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 11 to 14; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 pm on Tuesday 9 October.—(Rory Stewart.)

Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

On a point of order, Mr Stringer. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I refer the Committee to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. My partner is a solicitor and a chief executive of a personal injury law firm, which is relevant to the matters under consideration.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney

Further to that point of order, Mr Stringer. I would like to make a similar declaration, because I used to practise as a personal injury barrister.

Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Justice)

Further to that point of order, Mr Stringer. I declare the advice that I have received from Thompsons Solicitors, which will be entered in the register.

Photo of Craig Tracey Craig Tracey Conservative, North Warwickshire

Further to that point of order, Mr Stringer. I declare an interest as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on insurance and financial services, and as a former insurance broker.

Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton

Are there any other declarations of interest?

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Labour, Delyn

Just to be on the safe side, I am sponsored by the union USDAW, which has made representations to the Committee, and which I may speak on in due course.

Resolved,

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

Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton

Copies of the written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room. The selection list for today’s sitting is also available in the room.

Clause 1