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Conditional Fee Agreements (Amendment) Order 2010

Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

Motion to Approve

Moved By

That the draft order laid before the House on 16 March be approved.

Relevant documents: 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee.

Amendment to the Motion

Tabled by

At end to insert “but this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government have laid the draft Order before Parliament without allowing sufficient time for consultation with all of the professional and legal bodies concerned and in light of the benefits of no win, no fee arrangements for those on modest and low incomes”.

My Lords, in view of the assurances of meetings that the Minister has given, I am prepared not to move the amendment.

Amendment to the Motion not moved.

Motion agreed.

House adjourned at 7.09 pm.