Lord Mendelsohn: I thank the Minister for her helpful reply. We, too, had a sweepstake on what her responses were likely to be. I have not done badly on some and lost quite badly on others. We also had a sweepstake on what the further replies might be, although

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I shall not reveal them for fear of putting anyone in a difficult position. In view of the current circumstances and the very helpful replies, we look forward to discussing these matters further. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 60C withdrawn.

Amendment 60D not moved.

Clause 103 agreed.

Clauses 104 to 108 agreed.

Schedule 7 agreed.

Clause 109 agreed.

Schedule 8 agreed.

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Clause 110: Disqualification as director: bankruptcy, etc in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Amendment 61

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

61: Clause 110, page 90, line 21, at end insert—

“(2) In section 24 of that Act (extent), for subsection (2) substitute—

“(2) Subsections (1) to (2A) of section 11 also extend to Northern Ireland.””

Amendment 61 agreed.

Clause 110, as amended, agreed.

Clauses 111 to 113 agreed.

Committee adjourned at 6.40 pm.