June 4, 2003
Question written on 04/06/2003
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) clauses and (b) schedules were (i) fully debated, (ii) partly debated and (iii) not debated during the Committee Stage of the Licensing Bill.
Answered by Kim Howells
Of 198 clauses in the Licensing Bill as considered in Committee, 106 were debated in full. 88 were not debated. Of these, 51 were not debated because no amendments were tabled and the Committee agreed to the question that the clause stand part of the Bill without debate. Four clauses were partly debated. As a result of Sessional Order D (29 October 2002) and the Order of the Committee (1 and 3 April 2003), the opportunity for debate was lost for 37 clauses.Of eight schedules in the Licensing Bill as considered in Committee, five were debated in full. Three were not debated because no amendments were tabled and the Committee agreed to the question that the schedule be the nth schedule of the Bill without debate. No schedules were partly debated.