NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM BILL [LORDS]

Standing Committee E

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM BILL [LORDS]

2nd May 1989

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

HOUSE OF COMMONS

OFFICIAL REPORT

Standing Committee E

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM BILL [Lords]

Tuesday 2 May 1989

CONTENTS

CLAUSES 1 to 3 agreed to.

Bill to be reported.

Committee rose at twenty-nine minutes to Eleven o'clock.

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The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chairman: SIR ANTHONY MEYER

Banks, Mr. Tony (Newham, North-West)

Barnes, Mrs. Rosie (Greenwich)

Bowden, Mr. Gerald (Dulwich)

Bowis, Mr. John (Battersea)

Butler, Mr. Chris (Warrington, South)

Cox, Mr. Tom (Tooting)

Devlin, Mr. Tim (Stockton, South)

Duffy, Mr. A. E. P. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)

Durant, Mr. Tony (Reading, West)

Faulds, Mr. Andrew (Warley, East)

Fisher, Mr. Mark (Stoke-on-Trent, Central)

Goodhart, Sir Philip (Beckenham)

Grylls, Mr. Michael (Surrey, North-West)

Hanley, Mr. Jeremy (Richmond and Barnes)

Jessel, Mr. Toby (Twickenham)

Luce, Mr. Richard (Minister for the Arts)

Martin, Mr. David (Portsmouth, South)

Young, Mr. David (Bolton, South-East)

Mr. J. R. Rose, Committee Clerk

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3 Standing Committee E Tuesday 2 May 1989

[SIR ANTHONY MEYER in the Chair]

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM BILL [Lords]

10.30 am

Clauses 1 to 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Question proposed, That the Chairman do report the Bill to the House.

The Minister for the Arts (Mr. Richard Luce): On a point of order, Sir Anthony. That is probably one of the most speedy Committee stages that I have had the privilege of attending. May I take this opportunity of thanking you for 4 your one-minute Chairmanship and Mr. Knox for his previous Chairmanship. I am also grateful to those of my hon. Friends who took the trouble to attend this Committee at half-past 10 on a morning following a bank holiday.

Mr. Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent, Central): Further to that point of order, Sir Anthony. May I associate myself with the Minister's remarks about your excellent Chairmanship of these proceedings and that of Mr. Knox during the Second Reading Committee. We had a full and interesting debate on that occasion, which is why the Opposition did not table any amendments for the Committee stage. We shall be happy to see the measure on the statute book, and we look forward to the future efficient running of the museum.

Question put and agreed to

Bill to be reported, without amendment.

Committee rose at twenty-nine minutes to Eleven o'clock.

THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ATTENDED THE COMMITTEE:

Meyer, Sir Anthony (Chairman)

Bowden, Mr. Gerald

Bowis Mr.

Butler, Mr.

Devlin, Mr.

Durant, Mr.

Fisher, Mr.

Goodhart, Sir Philip

Hanley, Mr.

Luce, Mr.

Martin, Mr. David