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Lord Meston: I am glad not to have been told what the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor thought of my amendment in its mistaken form on the Marshalled List. It was designed only to achieve a form of drafting conciseness which I suggest is lacking on the face of the Bill, but now is not the time to develop that point.
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The amendment in the name of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Simon of Glaisdale, enabled the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor to make the point that, as under the existing procedure, a statement of arrangements for the child or children will be lodged with the court. Under the existing procedure, that is still an important document but it is a separate document from the originating process. With that, I beg leave to withdraw Amendment No. 30.
Lord Simon of Glaisdale: Before the amendment is withdrawn, perhaps I may say that I am very well content with the assurance given by my noble and learned friend, who has said that he will make a rule covering the substance of my proposed amendment. That seems entirely appropriate and I express my thanks to him.
House adjourned at a quarter before eleven o'clock.
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