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. George Stevenson in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 6, in page 1, line 21, at end insert— `(7) The appropriate Minister shall publish each year a breakdown of the cost of travel concession schemes by local...
[Miss Ann Widdecombe in the Chair]
Before I call the Minister, may I remind all members of the Committee to switch off their mobile phones and pagers; I take a dim view of anything that goes ring in the night.
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 22, leave out subsection (4). The amendment removes the standard provision inserted by the Lords to avoid questions of privilege. Amendment...
`.—(1) The Secretary of State shall, within twelve months of this Act taking effect, bring forward regulations to provide that elderly persons who travel as foot passengers on train, ferry...
`. The appropriate Minister shall consult the Association of London Government and the Greater London Authority over the possibilities of extending the concessionary schemes to people aged 18...
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