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Sustainable Communities Bill

Sustainable Communities Bill

The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chairman: Mr. Edward O'Hara
Benyon, Mr. Richard (Newbury) (Con)
Brown, Lyn (West Ham) (Lab)
Carswell, Mr. Douglas (Harwich) (Con)
Corbyn, Jeremy (Islington, North) (Lab)
Cousins, Jim (Newcastle upon Tyne, Central) (Lab)
Dobson, Frank (Holborn and St. Pancras) (Lab)
Drew, Mr. David (Stroud) (Lab/Co-op)
Efford, Clive (Eltham) (Lab)
Goldsworthy, Julia (Falmouth and Camborne) (LD)
Griffith, Nia (Llanelli) (Lab)
Hollobone, Mr. Philip (Kettering) (Con)
Hoyle, Mr. Lindsay (Chorley) (Lab)
Hurd, Mr. Nick (Ruislip-Northwood) (Con)
Letwin, Mr. Oliver (West Dorset) (Con)
Rogerson, Mr. Dan (North Cornwall) (LD)
Woolas, Mr. Phil (Minister for Local Government)
Chris Shaw, Committee Clerk
† attended the Committee

Public Bill Committee

Wednesday 28 March 2007

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

Sustainable Communities Bill

Clause 1

Sustainability of local communities
Amendment proposed [14 March]: No. 2, in clause 1, page 1, line 4, leave out subsection (2).—[Mr. Woolas.]
10 am
Mr. Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood) (Con): I beg to move, That the debate be now adjourned.
On Monday night, we had a rally in Central hall, attended by 1,000 people, in support of the Bill, and the Minister spoke constructively about his desire not to block the Bill and to engage constructively with it. Negotiations are ongoing but have not yet reached a stage at which substantive agreement has been reached and which would justify our moving forward in debates today.
Question put and agreed to.
That the Committee at its rising this day do adjourn till Wednesday 18th April at Ten o’clock, and that it do meet thereafter—
(a) on Wednesday 18th April at Two o’clock; and
(b) on subsequent Wednesdays when the House is sitting at Ten o’clock and Two o’clock.—[Mr. Hurd.]
Committee rose at one minute past Ten o’clock.

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