Small Claims (Protection of Small Businesses) Bill 2009: First Stage.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the amendment of the District Court Rules; to provide that vendors may use the small claims procedure for the recovery of small debts; and to provide for connected matters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.