HC Deb 01 March 2004 vol 418 cc641-2

Amendments made: No. 35, in page 5, line 22, at end insert—

'() At the end of paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (lifestyle offences: Scotland: people trafficking) add "or under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (exploitation)".'.

No. 27, in page 5, line 32, at end insert▀×

4() In so far as section 4 extends to England and Wales, subsection (5)(b) shall, until the commencement of section 154 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44) (increased limit on magistrates' power of imprisonment), have effect as if the reference to twelve months were a reference to six months. () In so far as section 4 extends to Northern Ireland, subsection (5)(b) shall have effect as if the reference to twelve months were a reference to six months.'.

No. 36, in page 5, line 32, at end insert—

`() In so far as section 4 extends to Scotland, subsection (5)(b) shall have effect as if the reference to twelve months were a reference to six months.'. ▀× [Beverley Hughes.]

Mr. Malins

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I should like to seek your guidance, as throughout Committee we were completely unable to debate clause 6, which is of vital importance. You will have noticed that today the Government have tabled 16 amendments to the clause, but we still have not had a chance to debate it. Is there anything that you can do to ensure that that vital clause, which the Government are amending with 16 amendments, is debated today?

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Michael Lord)

I understand the point that the hon. Gentleman is seeking to make.

These matters have already been decided by the House, and they are not matters on which the Chair can comment.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich) (Lab)

Further to that point of order—

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Order. With respect to the hon. Lady, we will only waste time if we deal with any further points of order, and cut into the precious time for these matters, so perhaps we can move straight on.

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