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Baroness Scotland of Asthal: The answer is yes. The noble Baroness knows that even in those circumstances we made efforts to table the amendments as soon as was reasonably practicable. It was with very much regret that we were not able to do so more quickly. For that reason I thought it proper to foreshadow the fact that we were looking at these again. As soon as we are able to share that information in the usual way, we shall certainly ensure that those

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amendments are notified as soon as reasonably practicable to all interested Members of the Committee.

Lord Goodhart: I am most grateful to the Minister. Obviously, in the circumstances, I will have to suspend judgment until I see the amendments. At the moment I cannot say whether they will be welcome as an improvement on the present position. However, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

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Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 39 agreed to.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: I think that this may be a convenient moment for the Committee to adjourn until Tuesday at 3.30 p.m.

        Committee adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before eight o'clock.

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