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Grand Committee

Volume 686: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

Monday, 30 October 2006.

The Committee met at twenty-four minutes to four of the clock.

[The Deputy Chairman of Committees (THE COUNTESS OF MAR) in the Chair.]

Before the Minister moves the first Motion, I remind the Committee that, in the case of each order, the Motion before the Committee will be that the Committee do report that it has considered the order in question. I should perhaps also make clear that this Committee is charged only to consider orders, not to approve or not approve them. The Motion to approve will be moved in the Chamber in the usual way. I also remind the Committee that, if there is a Division in the Chamber while we are sitting, the Committee will adjourn at the earliest convenient moment after the Division Bells are rung and will resume after 10 minutes.