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Consumer Rights Act 2015

Committee stage

Session 2013-14

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.

Written Evidence: The Law Commission CR01
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Scottish Law Commission CR02
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Andrew Tettenborn CR03
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers CR04
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Which? CR05
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Finance and Leasing Association CR06
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Trevor Mayes CR07
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Citizens Advice CR08
12 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Confederation of British Industry CR09
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) CR10
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Mobile Broadband Group CR11
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: British Bankers' Association (BBA) CR12
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Advertising Standards Authority CR13
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Alan Moss CR14
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: UK Interactive Entertainment CR15
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) CR16
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Symantec CR17
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Microsoft Ltd CR19
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: techUK CR20
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform CR18
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Christopher Burley CR21
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: David Peacock CR22
5 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Newspaper Society and the Newspaper Publishers Association CR23
5 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Scott Mycock and David Weston CR25
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Ticketmaster UK Limited CR26
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Office of Fair Trading CR24
6 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Consolidated pdf version
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Energy UK CR27
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Financial Services Consumer Panel CR28
18 March 2014
Commons

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12 February 2014
Commons
12 February 2014
Commons

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14 February 2014
Commons
14 February 2014
Commons

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26 February 2014
Commons
26 February 2014
Commons

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28 February 2014
Commons
28 February 2014
Commons

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5 March 2014
Commons
6 March 2014
Commons

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7 March 2014
Commons
7 March 2014
Commons

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12 March 2014
Commons
12 March 2014
Commons

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14 March 2014
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.