§ 11.28 a.m.
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Young)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. On Thursday, 13th May, my noble friend the Chief Whip explained to the House that it was the Government's intention, following requests during the first day in Committee on the Local Government Finance (No. 2) Bill that the Bill should be recommitted in respect of Clause 4. When my noble friend made this announcement last week it was not clear whether the recommitment stage would be taken on the same day as the completion of the Committee.
Following the rearrangement of business made necessary by yesterday's debate, it is now agreed that both stages will be taken on Monday next, 24th May. The Motion therefore enables the Bill to be recommitted and for a Committee on Clause 4 to be taken immediately after the rest of the Committee stage has been disposed of.
§ Moved, That the Local Government Finance (No. 2) Bill be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House in respect of Clause 4 when it has been reported from the Committee of the Whole House on Monday next and that Standing Order 43 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to enable the Committee (on recommitment) to be taken that day.—(Baroness Young.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.