HL Deb 08 April 1998 vol 588 c757
Lord Haskel

My Lords, with the leave of the House, I beg to move the Motion standing in the name of my noble friend Lady Hollis of Heigham on the Order Paper. I should like to say a few words concerning the difference between this order of procedure and that used for the Committee stage of the Bill.

Noble Lords will recall that the order in Committee was necessarily complex. We arranged it so that clauses dealing with the same subjects could be considered together. However, we believe that such re-ordering is not essential for the Report stage. We hope that sensible grouping of amendments will enable the House to debate a wide variety of subjects covered by the Bill in a logical order. Our proposed order of consideration, therefore, is to deal with amendments as they occur in clauses taken in numerical order. The only changes will be in the schedules. They will be taken alongside the clauses to which they refer.

Moved, That the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

  • Clauses 1 to 7,
  • Schedule 1,
  • Clauses 8 to 12,
  • Schedules 2 and 3,
  • Clauses 13 and 14,
  • Schedule 4,
  • Clauses 15 and 16,
  • Schedule 5,
  • Clauses 17 to 80,
  • Schedule 6,
  • Clauses 81 to 83,
  • Schedules 7 and 8,
  • Clause 84.—(Lord Haskel.)

Lord Renton

My Lords, perhaps I may just say that the Government are to be congratulated on sometimes learning from the Opposition.

On Question, Motion agreed to.

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