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.
[Ann Winterton in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 4, in clause 1, page 1, line 13, leave out ‘2008’ and insert ‘2012’.
I beg to move amendment No. 9, in clause 2, page 2, line 24, at end insert— ‘(ba)section 75(6) (trial on indictment, non-scheduled offences)’.
I beg to move amendment No. 7, in clause 3, page 3, line 18, at end add— ‘(6)The Secretary of State may, by order, following consultation with the Lord Chief Justice of Northern...
‘(1)Section 75 of the Terrorism 2000 Act (mode of trial on indictment) shall be amended as follows. (2)After subsection (1), insert— “(1A)The court shall consist of three judges...
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