International Development Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:37 pm ar 15 Mawrth 2001.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Mr Bill O'Brien Mr Bill O'Brien Llafur, Normanton 2:37, 15 Mawrth 2001

I understand that the decision on the timetabling of the Committee was taken by the House. If an extension of time is needed, it is necessary to return the matter to the House and to recall the Committee that made the decision on the dates and times of sittings. I am afraid that I cannot say, ``Yes, the Committee can have extended time.''

As for the eight-minute extension, that is a matter for someone who is not present. The time has been set. The decision was taken by the Committee at an early stage and I am afraid that we have no permission to extend the time now. That is unfortunate, but that is the position as I see it. If we need extra time, the matter must go back to the House.