Christmas Day (Trading) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 28 Mawrth 2001.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[Dr. Michael Clark in the Chair]


That, during the proceedings on the Christmas Day (Trading) Bill, the Committee do meet on Wednesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock.—[Mrs. Dunwoody.]

Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody Llafur, Crewe and Nantwich 10:30, 28 Mawrth 2001

I beg to move, That the Committee do now adjourn.

I had been looking forward to serving under the chairmanship of one of our most talented, intelligent and tolerant Chairmen, Dr. Clark—

Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody Llafur, Crewe and Nantwich

It is a great disappointment to me that, because we are unable to proceed with the Committee this morning, I have had to move the adjournment. I do so with some dispatch, and I hope that we shall be able to return next Wednesday morning.

Photo of Patrick Cormack Patrick Cormack Ceidwadwyr, South Staffordshire

I endorse everything that the hon. Lady, whom I think of as my hon. Friend, has said about your chairmanship, Dr. Clark. I, too express the hope that we shall indeed be able to meet next Wednesday morning—and for many subsequent Wednesdays—and get this most important piece of legislation on to the statute book. I am fortified by the knowledge that the Minister is here, because I cannot think that he would have allowed us to meet so briefly today if he had not been absolutely confident that the Government would remain in office to complete their full mandate.

Question put and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at twenty-nine minutes to Eleven o'clock till Wednesday 4 April at half-past Ten o'clock.