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. Derek Conway in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 23, leave out 'within the period of 42 days beginning with' and insert 'not later than the end of the period of 42 days from'.
Amendments made: No. 8, in clause 3, page 5, line 11, leave out 'within' and insert 'not later than the end of'. No. 9, in clause 3, page 5, line 18, leave out 'within' and insert 'not...
Amendments made: No. 12, in schedule, page 7, line 18, leave out from 'not' to 'enter' in line 19. No. 13, in schedule, page 7, line 25, at end insert 'unless the condition in subsection...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]