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. Win Griffiths in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, leave out lines 17 to 20.
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 2, line 21, leave out '2003' and insert '2004'.
'This Act shall come into force on the day following the day on which the United Kingdom proposed derogation from Article 5(1) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
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