§ 3.16 p.m.
§ Lord Strathclyde
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing on the Order Paper in the name of my noble friend Lord Young of Graffham.
It may be helpful if I explain briefly what lies behind this Motion. It has been agreed through the usual channels that it will be for the convenience of the House to discuss the new clauses tabled by my noble friend and proposed to be inserted between Clauses 96 and 97, under Committee procedure. As noble Lords are aware, this gives more flexibility in debate than is possible in proceedings on Report. For procedural reasons, in order to do this it is, however, necessary to recommit the whole Part of the Bill into which it is proposed to insert the new matter. That will entail taking all the amendments tabled to Part V—that is to say, Clauses 92-104 inclusive—in Committee of the whole House on recommitment.
In practice, if this Motion is agreed to, the Report stage will proceed as usual in order to deal with the amendments to Part IV of the Bill. The House will then resolve itself into a Committee on recommitment to deal with Part V. When all the amendments to Part V have been dealt with, the House will be resumed and the Report from the Committee on recommitment will be received forthwith. The Report stage will then continue as normal. The amendments to both Parts IV and V will be marshalled on a single Marshalled List in the order in which they will be taken.
1017 I hope that this procedure will provide an acceptable and convenient way for your Lordships to consider Part V of the Bill at this stage. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be recommitted to a committee of the Whole House in respect of Part V of the Bill; and that Standing Order 44 (no two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with for the purpose of taking the Report Stage on the same day as the Committee (on recommitment)—(Lord Strathclyde.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.