Previously called Standing Committees, Public Bill Commitees study proposed legislation (Bills) in detail, debating each clause and reporting any amendments to the Commons for further debate.
There are at least 16 MPs on a Committee, and the proportion of parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.
[Dr. Michael Clark in the Chair]
[Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 12, leave out `religion' and insert `Sabbath'.
Amendments made: No. 2, in page 1, line 18, leave out `shall have the same meaning as in' and insert `has the meaning given by'. No. 3, in page 1, line 21, leave out from beginning to `by' in...
Amendment made: No. 5, in page 2, line 3, after `order' insert `made by statutory instrument'.—[Mr. Mike O'Brien.] Clause 4, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
`.—(1) Paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act (large shops not to open on Sunday except in accordance with notice to local authority) is amended as follows. (2) In sub-paragraph (4),...
Amendment made: No. 6, in page 3, line 13, after `3', insert `as'.—[Mr. Mike O'Brien.] Schedule, as amended, agreed to. Question proposed, That the Chairman do report the Bill, as...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 2)
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