HL Deb 09 October 1986 vol 480 cc357-8
The Earl of Caithness

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Your Lordships will recall that at the commencement of our consideration of the Public Order Bill on Monday it was agreed that Part III of the Bill should be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House. A representation was also made that a suitable interval be allowed between recommittal of Part III and the Report stage of Part III. The motion standing in my name will, if agreed to by the House, enable us to recommit Part III of the Bill and the schedules which relate to that part. It will also enable us to begin the Report stage immediately after we have concluded the Committee on recommitment. The Report stage of the part of the Bill which is to be recommitted will, however, not be reached until the second day of Report which will come two days after the recommitment. We would hope to take the Committee on recommitment and to begin Report stage on Tuesday, 21st October and to conclude the Report stage on Thursday, 23rd October. I hope that that is for the convenience of the House. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House in respect of Clauses 17 to 29 and Schedules 2 and 3; and that Standing Order 43 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to enable the Report to be received on the same day as the Committee (on recommitment).—(The Earl of Caithness.)

Lord Mishcon

My Lords, these arrangements are obviously very fair in all the circumstances and I thank the noble Earl for having announced them.

Lord Tordoff

My Lords, as the person who raised the question of having a gap between the two stages, may I also thank the Government and the Minister for these quite admirable arrangements? It gives a little time for Report stage amendments, if they are necessary.

On Question, Motion agreed to.