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DIGITAL SWITCHOVER (DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION) BILL (PROGRAMME)

Volume 454: debated on Monday 18 December 2006

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions),

That the following provisions shall apply to the Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill:

Committal

1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 18th January 2007.

3. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.—[Mr. Roy.]

Question agreed to.

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. After my earlier intervention, the Minister kindly agreed to respond in his speech to the question of what would happen if there were overspend on the £600 million estimated cost of the digital changeover. He did not return to that and I wondered whether, through you—

Order. We have concluded that debate and I have no intention of reopening it now.

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