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Arrangement of Business

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009


My Lords, with the leave of the House, my noble friend Lady Morgan of Drefelin will repeat the Statement on 21st Century Schools immediately after government Amendment 149 on the Coroners and Justice Bill, which is at the end of Part 1 of the Bill.

This may also be a convenient moment for me to set out how we intend to proceed with consideration on the Parliamentary Standards Bill, which is currently being considered in the other place. The Bill is expected to arrive in this House for a First Reading this week. The usual channels have agreed to take Second Reading on Wednesday 8 July, Committee stage on Tuesday 14 July and, finally, Report and Third Reading on Monday 20 July. I hope that this strikes a good and reasonable balance between the Government’s aim of achieving Royal Assent by 21 July and providing the House with the opportunity to scrutinise in detail the provisions in the Bill.