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Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act

Committee stage

Session 2012-13

Looking for a marshalled list of amendments? Please go to publications.

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Memorandum in Chief from CBI ERR01
20 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Stop43 ERR02
20 June 2012
Commons
Memorandum in Chief from Public Concern at Work (PCAW) ERR03
20 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from TransformUK and ClientEarth ERR04
20 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Mr R Richards ERR05
22 June 2012
Commons
Memorandum in Chief from Law Society ERR06
22 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Aldersgate Group ERR07
22 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from TUC ERR08
22 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Chartered Institute of Environmental Health ERR09
26 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from UCATT ERR10
26 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Manifest Information Services Ltd and MM&K Ltd ERR11
26 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from ShareSoc ERR12
26 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Million+ ERR13
26 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from David Bleiman ERR14
26 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) ERR15
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from EEF ERR16
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire ERR17
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) with annexes A and B ERR18
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS) ERR19
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Public Concern at Work (PCAW) - Supplementary evidence ERR20
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from EEF - Supplementary evidence ERR21
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Alliance against IP Theft ERR22
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from British Retail Consortium ERR23
29 June 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from The Heritage Alliance ERR24
4 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Limited (ALCS) ERR25
4 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Institute of Directors’ (IoD) ERR26
4 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from English Heritage ERR27
5 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Verina Glaessner ERR28
5 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Bluesuntree Ltd ERR29
5 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from Unite ERR30
5 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from The City of London Law Society’s Competition Law Committee ERR 31
10 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from UK Music ERR 32
10 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Publishers Content Forum ERR 33
10 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Edwardes Square Scarsdale and Abingdon Association (ESSA) ERR 34
13 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Joint Working Party of the Bars and Law Societies of the United Kingdom on Competition Law ERR 35
13 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Country Land & Business Association ERR 36
13 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BALPA) ERR 37
13 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the British Library ERR 38
13 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) ERR 39
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Society of London Theatre (“SOLT”) and the Theatrical Management Association (“TMA”) ERR 40
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) ERR 41
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Creators’ Rights Alliance ERR 42
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Professor Catherine Waddams, University of East Anglia ERR 43
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Law Society of Scotland ERR 44
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Employment Lawyers Association ERR 45
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA) ERR 46
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ERR 47
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the UNISON ERR 48
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Squire Sanders (UK) LLP ERR 50
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Historic Houses Association ERR 49
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated memorandum from the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) ERR 51
18 July 2012
Commons
Associated Memoranda - consolidated pdf version
20 July 2012
Commons

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20 June 2012
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20 June 2012
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22 June 2012
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27 June 2012
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27 June 2012
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29 June 2012
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29 June 2012
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4 July 2012
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4 July 2012
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6 July 2012
Commons
6 July 2012
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11 July 2012
Commons
11 July 2012
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13 July 2012
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13 July 2012
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18 July 2012
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18 July 2012
Commons

What is committee stage?

Line by line examination of the Bill

Committee stage is where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. It usually starts within a couple of weeks of a Bill's second reading, although this is not guaranteed.

Government Bills are usually formally timetabled after they have received a second reading.

What happens at committee stage?

Most Bills are dealt with in a Public Bill Committee.

If the Bill starts in the Commons the committee is able to take evidence from experts and interest groups from outside Parliament.

Amendments (proposals for change) for discussion are selected by the chairman of the committee and only members of the committee can vote on amendments during committee stage.

Amendments proposed by MPs to the Bill will be published daily and reprinted as a marshalled list of amendments for each day the committee discusses the Bill.

Every clause in the Bill is agreed to, changed or removed from the Bill, although this may happen (particularly under a programme order) without debate.

A minority of Bills are dealt with by a Committee of the Whole House (takes place on the floor of the House of Commons), with every MP able to take part.

Bills fast tracked through the House of Commons will receive less consideration. Consolidated Fund Bills do not have a committee stage at all.

What happens after committee stage?

If the Bill has been amended the Bill is reprinted before its next stage.

Once committee stage is finished, the Bill returns to the floor of the House of Commons for its report stage, where the amended Bill can be debated and further amendments proposed.