Clause 71 - Local community safety partnerships

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 7:30 pm ar 12 Chwefror 2002.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) 7:30, 12 Chwefror 2002

The Minister has not reassured me. We did not divide on clause 70 because who are we to stop him having legislative power to have a community strategy? I am sure that he does not need primary legislation for that. The hon. Member for North Down made it clear that there is a lack of detail in clause 71. Rather than taking the powers now, it would be appropriate for the Government to return to the House to seek the powers in primary legislation when they are clearer about the answers to our questions. We therefore oppose the clause.

Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 16, Noes 5.