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.
[Mr. Jonathan Sayeed in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 1, line 15, at end insert `by a person to whom a licence applies,'.
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 3, line 43, after `shall', insert `(in addition to any case where the sperm or embryo is used on or after the coming into force of this Act)'.
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