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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.
[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Amendment made: 1, in clause 2, page 1, line 9, afte r ‘Wales’ insert ‘, Scotland’.—(Sheryll Murray.)
Amendments made: 2, in schedule, page 2, line 30, leave out ‘ “sovereign rights” to “other Sovereign Power” substitute’ and insert ‘...
[Dr William McCrea in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 2, afte r ‘A’ insert— ‘member of the House of Lords who is a’.
I beg to move amendment 5, in clause 2, page 1, line 12, leave out ‘peer who’ and insert ‘member of the House of Lords who is a peer and’.
I beg to move amendment 12, in clause 3, page 2, line 8, leave out ‘is to be treated as having been convicted of a serious offence’ and insert ‘“is convicted of a serious...
I beg to move amendment 20, in clause 4, page 2, line 33, after ‘not’ insert ‘be entitled to’.
Amendment made: 27, in clause 5, page 3, line 3, leav e out ‘, and shall not be questioned in a court of law’.—(Dan Byles.)
‘(1) For the purposes of this Act a person is a member of the House of Lords if the person is entitled to receive writs of summons to attend that House. (2) In determining whether a person...
Amendment made: 28, in title, line 1, leave out ‘retirement’ and insert ‘resignation’.—(Dan Byles.)
Committee membership and attendance (out of 2)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]