4 February 2013

Clause 22: Special parliamentary procedure in cases under the Planning Act 2008
Amendment 75A (Clause 22, page 22, line 39, leave out "Sections 128 and 129" and insert "In section 128") moved by Lord Greenway.
Speaking to this amendment - Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I start by thanking the Ministers-the noble Baroness, Lady Hanham, and the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon-for taking the time to see me with their officials last Thursday to talk about the amendments I have tabled to Clause 23 in the next group and also about my objections to the inclusion of Clause 22 in the Bill.
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Clause 23: Modifications of special parliamentary procedure in certain cases
Amendment 77ZD (Clause 23, page 25, leave out lines 8 to 26) moved by Lord Faulkner of Worcester:
My Lords, I shall speak also to Amendments 77ZE and 77ZF. I have also given notice that I wish to oppose the Question that Clause 23 should stand part of the Bill. This is, in a sense, a continuation of our previous debate on Clause 22. Perhaps I may first respond to the Minister's generous offer to convene a meeting with the Canal & River Trust. I am delighted to accept, as, I am sure, the trust will be; I look forward to the meeting.
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