Proceeds of Crime Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 13 Tachwedd 2001.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

[Mr. John McWilliam in the Chair]

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 10:30, 13 Tachwedd 2001

I beg to move,

That—

(1) during proceedings on the Proceeds of Crime Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock, except that on Tuesday 8th January 2002 the Committee shall not meet at half-past Ten o'clock;

(2) 39 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

(3) the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

(4) the proceedings which under paragraph (3) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

(5) paragraph (3) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (3) if previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE
TOP">SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1stClause 1, Schedule 1 and Clauses 2 to 5
2ndClause 1, Schedule 1 and Clauses 2 to 5
3rdClause 1, Schedule 1 and Clauses 2 to 5
4th Clause 1, Schedule 1 and Clauses 2 to 5 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part I 5 p.m.
5th Clauses 6 to 40
6th Clauses 6 to 40
7th Clauses 6 to 40
8th Clauses 6 to 40
9th Clauses 6 to 40
10th Clauses 6 to 40 (so far as not previously concluded) 7 p.m.
11th Clauses 41 to 74
12th Clauses 41 to 74 (so far as not previously concluded) 5 p.m.
13th Clauses 75 to 93
14th Clauses 75 to 93 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 2 7 p.m.
15th Clauses 94 to 137, Schedule 2 and Clauses 138 to 157
16th Clauses 94 to 137, Schedule 2 and Clauses 138 to 157 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 3 5 p.m.
17th Part 4, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 4 1 p.m.
18th Clauses 245 to 252, Schedule 3, Clauses 253 to 268, Schedule 4 and Clauses 269 to 287
19th Clauses 245 to 252, Schedule 3, Clauses 253 to 268, Schedule 4 and Clauses 269 to 287
20th Clauses 245 to 252, Schedule 3, Clauses 253 to 268, Schedule 4 and Clauses 269 to 287
21st Clauses 245 to 252, Schedule 3, Clauses 253 to 268, Schedule 4 and Clauses 269 to 287
22nd Clauses 245 to 252, Schedule 3, Clauses 253 to 268, Schedule 4 and Clauses 269 to 287 (so far as not previously concluded) 7 p.m.
23rd Clauses 288 to 310
24th Clauses 288 to 310
25th Clauses 288 to 310 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 5 5 p.m.
26th Clauses 311 to 319, Schedule 5 and Clause 320
27th Clauses 311 to 319, Schedule 5 and Clause 320 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 6 7 p.m.
28th Clauses 321 to 324, Schedule 6 and Clauses 325 to 329
29th Clauses 321 to 324, Schedule 6 and Clauses 325 to 329
30th Clauses 321 to 324, Schedule 6 and Clauses 325 to 329
31st Clauses 321 to 324, Schedule 6 and Clauses 325 to 329 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 7 7 p.m.
32nd Part 8
33rd Part 8
34th Part 8 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 8 1 p.m.
35th Part 9, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 9 7 p.m.
36th Part 10
37th Part 10 (so far as not previously concluded), New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 10 5 p.m.
38th Part 11, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 11 1 p.m.
39th Clause 433, Schedule 7, Clauses 434 to 438, Schedule 8, Clause 439, Schedule 9 and Clauses 440 to 444, remaining New Clauses and New Schedules 7 p.m.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

I take this opportunity to welcome you to the Chair, Mr. McWilliam. The programme motion was agreed with little difficulty and we hope that it will serve the Committee well. I wish first to flag up the fact that at least one member of the Committee has expressed slight concern that the 8.55 am start for our proceedings on Thursday mornings may cause difficulty because of his arrangements for travelling into London. I shall not say anything more about that now, because in the past we have succeeded in resolving such matters amicably. However, if we make progress, and such timing of our proceedings is causing difficulty to a member of the Committee, perhaps we could reconsider the start time and move it back, even if only by 20 minutes, to 9.15 am. I thank the Minister and the other members of the Programming Sub-Committee who have made good progress in sorting out such matters.

Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam Llafur, Blaydon

The fact that our proceedings are to start at 8.55 am is the result of a motion that was carried in the House. If there were a desire on the part of a member of the Committee to change the time, the Programming Sub-Committee would need to meet again.

Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Ceidwadwyr, Spelthorne

May I, too, welcome you to the Chair, Mr. McWilliam. As I am part of the usual channels, I apologise for not attending the meeting of the Programming Sub-Committee. I was at my mother's funeral, and I am sure that you understand where my priority lay. If there is a need to discuss the timing of our proceedings, I am sure that that will be done in the usual way.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam Llafur, Blaydon

I remind the Committee that copies of the money resolution and the Ways and Means resolution associated with the Bill are available in the Room. Adequate notice must be given of amendments. It is not my habit, nor that of my co-Chairmen, to call starred amendments—and they do not become unstarred in the afternoon, as happened in the past. Clause 1 The Agency and its Director