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Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

I am pleased to bring back to this House the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, after it has been considered for some time in the other place and in the Public Bill Committee.

I begin by moving new clauses 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and amendments 6, 7 and—

Order. I am reluctant to interrupt the hon. Gentleman, but it would be helpful to me and to the House to be clear about whether he is clear that he is moving the programme motion at this point.

I stand corrected, Mr. Speaker, and I apologise.

I beg to move,

That the Order of 23 June 2009 (Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords] (Programme) be varied as follows:

1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

2. Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in two days.

3. Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the following Table and in the order so shown.

4. Each part of the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to it in the second column of the Table.

First Day

Proceedings

Time for Conclusion of Proceedings

New Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules elating to Part 6; new Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 9; new Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 5; new Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 7; new Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 8.

The moment of interruption.

Second Day

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

New Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 1; New Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 2; New Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 3; New Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Part 4; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules; remaining proceedings on consideration.

6.00 pm

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 pm on the second day.

I pay tribute to the work of the Committee and all its members, who have done sterling work on a Bill that was already extremely good when it entered the other place. It is now an even better Bill and I hope that as a result of our deliberations today, it will become if not perfect then as near to perfect as we can make it.

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, who has moved the programme motion in what I might describe as an idiosyncratic manner. The House will not hold that against him.

Question put and agreed to.