New Clause 3 - Child maltreatment

Part of Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 12 Chwefror 2013.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Llafur, Birmingham, Selly Oak 2:00, 12 Chwefror 2013

I do not know whether my right hon. Friend is drawing to a close, but in the event that he is, let me press the point that the Clerks have made it clear that the Bill, which my right hon. Friend previously referred to as a Christmas tree Bill, is the perfect vehicle for making this change, and there are precious few other opportunities in the parliamentary schedule to do so. If this is a pressing matter, it is incumbent on the Minister to do something about it now. I urge my right hon. Friend to seek from him an assurance that if he will not accept the new clause, he will at least agree to reflect on the detail, with a view to introducing an appropriate provision on Report.