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Mr. Cash: It would be interesting to know the outcome of the case, even though the decision to remove the words has been taken in principle and as a matter of policy. That said, I am happy to go along with the idea that we shall review the matter later, even though we must always reserve judgment on Government amendments, particularly when they are tabled late in the day. I should like to know about the case if the Minister can provide the details.
Ms Keeble: I assume that the hon. Gentleman wants to decide whether to table amendments on Report. Perhaps I can provide you, Mr. Hurst, with as many details as I can about the case before Report stage and then copy the letter to members of the Committee. That should perhaps happen as close as possible to Report stage. Presumably, the hon. Member for Stone (Mr. Cash) would rather have a decision than an early explanation that then had to be updated. If the Committee is happy with that, I propose that we proceed in that way.
Mr. Taylor: On a point of order, Mr. Hurst. While we are discussing the correct way to deal with such a matter, which is a letter to you with copies to the rest of us, I remind the Minister that I still await a letter or copy of a letter to you from the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, concerning the rights of the deserted spouse. I say that in a non-hostile way, knowing how busy she is and that she has all sorts of things to bear in mind.
The Chairman: That is not a point of order, although it skirted dangerously close to being one on occasion. I am sure that the Minister has heard what has been said.
Amendment agreed to.
Amendments made: No. 108, in page 75, line 32, leave out 'or not any amount is so' and insert—
No. 109, in page 76, line 13, leave out from 'having' to end of line 14 and insert—
Clause 151, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Clauses 152 and 153 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Schedule 10 agreed to.
Clause 154 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
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