Clause 30 - Extent, commencement and short title

Part of Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:00 am ar 14 Rhagfyr 2021.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Shadow Minister (International Trade) 10:00, 14 Rhagfyr 2021

We have nothing further to add on clause 30, Mr Hosie. However, this is the last time that we will speak in this Committee, so I will take the opportunity to thank all those who have provided expert submissions to the Committee, who have spoken in the last week and who have sent written submissions. I thank Members for their attendance, and I thank the staff who have administered the Bill so smoothly and enabled us to finish so quickly.

I conclude with an overarching point. Some of the submissions that we have received, particularly this week, from expert bodies with significant legal and other professional expertise in the area of landlord and tenant law, arbitration and settlements still express significant concerns about the detail of the way the Bill is drafted. I hope that between now and Report and Third Reading, the Government will look at their comments, meet them and address some of the detailed and expert points that they raise. I fear that they probably know what they are talking about.