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.
[Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 10, at end insert— “(2A) After subsection (1) insert— (1A) Subsection (1B) applies where the court is considering for the...
“(1) The Secretary of State must publish a report on the effects of the provisions of this Act. (2) The report must include assessments of— (a) trends in sentencing practice; (b) the...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
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