Clause 22

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:15 pm ar 20 Tachwedd 2007.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice) 5:15, 20 Tachwedd 2007

I am grateful for the intervention, which enables me to clarify. The purpose of the amendment, which could perhaps be better drafted, is to ensure flexibility in the numbers for the hours of unpaid work that are available. I wanted to draw out a comment from the Minister about why the Government have settled on 20 as a minimum, rather than another number, and to make the more general point about the suitability of such an order in some circumstances.