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Thursday 24th March 2005


Standing Committee Proceedings


Standing Committee B


Inquiries Bill [Lords]


[Third Sitting]


Mr Oliver Heald


Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Negatived on division  26


Clause  26,  page  12,  line  34,  leave out ‘Minister, or the chairman if subsection (2)


applies,’ and insert ‘chairman’.


Mr Oliver Heald


Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Not called  27


Clause  26,  page  12,  line  36,  leave out subsection (2).


Mr Oliver Heald


Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Not called  28


Clause  26,  page  13,  line  1,  leave out from ‘The’ to ‘may’ and insert ‘chairman’.


Mr Oliver Heald


Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Not called  29


Clause  26,  page  13,  line  5,  leave out ‘person’ and insert ‘chairman’.


Clause Agreed to.


Clauses 27 to 39 Agreed to.



Mr Oliver Heald


Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Not called  30


Clause  40,  page  20,  line  23,  leave out from ‘inquiry’ to end of line 24.


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Inquiries Bill[ [], continued


Mr Oliver Heald


Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Withdrawn  31


Clause  40,  page  20,  line  25,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).


Clause Agreed to.


Clause 41 Agreed to.



Mrs Anne Campbell


Negatived on division  37


Clause  42,  page  21,  line  20,  at end insert—



Rules under subsection (1) (a) may make provision for—



consultation on the terms of reference;



estimated costs at the commencement of an inquiry;



estimated duration at the commencement of an inquiry.’.


Clause Agreed to.


Clauses 43 to 48 Agreed to.


Schedule 1 Agreed to.


Clause 49 Agreed to.


Schedule 2 Agreed to.


Clause 50 Agreed to.


Schedule 3 Agreed to.


Clauses 51 to 53 Agreed to.



Mr Christopher Leslie


Agreed to  41


Clause  54,  page  26,  line  9,  leave out subsection (2).


Clause, as amended, Agreed to.



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Inquiries Bill[ [], continued


New Clause


Inquiry pursuant to Resolution of both Houses of Parliament


Mrs Anne Campbell


Not called  NC1


To move the following Clause:—



Where it has been resolved by both Houses of Parliament that it is expedient that


an inquiry should be held under this Act into a matter described in the Resolution


as of public importance, the inquiry shall be held in accordance with provision


made under subsection (2).



Her Majesty may by Order in Council—



make provision for the appointment of the chairman and members of the


inquiry panel,



prescribe the terms of reference of the inquiry,



make such other provision in respect of the setting-up date and for other


purposes as appears necessary or expedient, and



make such modifications and adaptations of this Act as may appear


necessary or expedient for the purpose of giving effect to the Resolution.



No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty to make an Order in Council


under subsection (2) above unless a draft of the Order, or if any modifications to


it are agreed by both Houses the draft as so modified, has been approved by


resolution of each House of Parliament.



Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 shall not apply to an inquiry held


under this section.’.


Bill, as amended, to be reported.


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