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Mr. Peter Brooke (Cities of London and Westminster): On a point of order, Mr. Hancock. The Government Whip is about to move that we adjourn until

1.30 pm.

When we debated the sittings motion, I said that sitting at 1.30 pm instead of 2.30 pm could be dangerous and hazardous. I am supposed to be at a lunch with the Lord Mayor of Westminster to discuss the regeneration of Paddington, which is an important matter for the hon. Member for Regents Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck) as well as for me. I shall be confronted with the dilemma of whether to be rude to the Lord Mayor or to return to the Committee. I do not understand why we did not sit after dinner on Tuesday.

The Chairman: The Committee stands adjourned until

1.30 pm.

It being twenty-five minutes past Eleven o'clock, The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned till this day at half-past One o'clock.

The following Members attended the Committee:
Hancock, Mr. Mike (Chairman)
Atkins, Charlotte
Benn, Mr. Hilary
Betts, Mr.
Boswell, Mr.
Brady, Mr.
Brooke, Mr.
Chaytor, Mr.
Clappison, Mr.
Davey, Valerie
Foster, Mr. Michael
Hanson, Mr.
Hayes, Mr.
Marsden, Mr. Gordon
Starkey, Dr.
Whitehead, Dr.
Wicks, Mr.
Willis, Mr.
Wills, Mr.

Standing Committee F

Thursday 25 May 2000

(Afternoon)

[Mr. Mike Hancock in the Chair]

Learning and Skills Bill [Lords]

Schedule 8

Amendments

Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 629, in page 82, line 11, at end insert- `Education Reform Act 1998 (c.40)

    . In section 218(2B) of the Education Reform Act 1988 (school and further and higher education regulations)-

    (a) for ``or city colleges for the technology of the arts'' substitute ``, city colleges for the technology of the arts or city academies'', and

    (b) after ``such colleges'' insert ``or academies''.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43)

    . In section 98 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (definitions) in subsection 2(e) for ``or city college for the technology of the arts'' substitute ``, city college for the technology of the arts or city academy,''.'.-[Mr. Wills]

1.30 pm

Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.

The Chairman: I remind the Committee that with this we are taking the following Government amendments: Nos. 370 to 374 and 376 to 379.

New clause 27-City academies.

New clause 29-City academies: land.

New clause 28-City colleges and academies: special educational needs.

New schedule 1-City academies: land.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Employment (Mr. Michael Wills): I shall be brief. We have carefully considered everything that was said before we adjourned. This is an importnt measure, but we recognise the importance of allowing all hon. Members more time than they have had so far to consider it. We therefore propose to resume discussion after the Whitsun recess.

I do not want hon. Members to be in any doubt about the importance that we attach to the measure and our determination to press ahead with it, because we believe that it is important to deal with the problems that I mentioned earlier. Equally, we recognise the importance of hon. Members to have that opportunity, so I do not propose to say any more this afternoon.

Debate adjourned.-[Mr. Betts.]

Adjourned accordingly at twenty-nine minutes to Two o'clock till Tuesday 6 June at half-past Ten o'clock.

The following Members attended the Committee:
Hancock, Mr. Mike (Chairman)
Atkins, Charlotte
Benn, Mr. Hilary
Betts, Mr.
Chaytor, Mr.
Clappison, Mr.
Davey, Valerie
Foster, Mr. Michael
Hanson, Mr.
Whitehead, Dr.
Wicks, Mr.
Willis, Mr.
Wills, Mr.

 
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