§ Lord Lucas
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the extended interval between the Second Reading and Committee stages of the Freedom of Information Bill will enable them to put down all government amendments to the Bill not less than one clear week before the first day in committee. [HL2649]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bassam of Brighton)
It is the Government's intention that all their amendments for Committee stage of the Freedom of Information Bill will be tabled at least one week before the first day in Committee. The Government expect that most of their amendments will be tabled for Committee stage. But, subject to the progress of the Bill, the Government cannot rule out the need to table further amendments at later stages, though significant numbers of such amendments are not expected.