Clause 45 - Failure to furnish documentation: fixed penalty notices

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:30 pm ar 25 Ionawr 2005.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:30, 25 Ionawr 2005

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for sharing that information with the rest of the Committee, although, as a Tory Whip, I was aware of it. My hon. Friend will be returning shortly to delight and thrill us with his contributions on the later parts of the Bill which relate to waste. If we are lucky he may share his views on the control of dogs; we all await that part of the proceedings with scarcely concealed excitement.

I conclude by saying that the amendment should be pressed to a vote. We agree, in principle, with the thrust of the clause. The amendment seeks to tighten it up, to increase the deterrent effect, and it is in that spirit that I seek to press the amendment to a vote.