Nuclear Safeguards Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 2nd November 2017.

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[Steve McCabe in the Chair]

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak 2:00 pm, 2nd November 2017

Before we resume, I should explain that I asked the Clerk for some further advice during the break. We were in a slightly unusual set of circumstances before lunch because I was anxious that you got an opportunity to break for lunch but I was also very conscious that Dr Whitehead was part-way through his remarks. He had spoken about the new clause but had not referred properly to the amendments. As I explained before lunch, normally, when a Member sits down, they would not be able to resume. However, I have had some further advice. There are no objections from the Minister. I think it is important in this Committee that people get a chance to hear what is being debated and what is the substance of the issue. With that in mind, I invite Dr Whitehead to make some concluding remarks that he was not able to make just before one o’clock.

Clause 1