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Deregulation 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: Andy Howard DB01
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: John Trevelyan DB02
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: NASUWT DB03
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) DB04
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Peter McKay DB05
27 February 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Professor Lofstedt DB06
5 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Equality and Diversity Forum DB07
5 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: R3 DB08
5 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Unite the Union DB09
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: National Housing Federation DB11
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: David Rice DB12
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association DB13
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association,further evidence DB14
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Law Society DB10
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Advertising Association DB15
20 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Newspaper Society DB16
20 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Sikh Council UK DB18
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee DB19
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Rt Hon Anne McGuire MP DB20
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Work Foundation (TWF) DB22
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Lotteries Council, the Institute of Fundraising and the Hospice Lotteries Association DB17
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph, and Theatre Union (BECTU) DB21
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Ipswich Borough Council DB23
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version
4 April 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
5 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
14 March 2014
Commons

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19 March 2014
Commons
19 March 2014
Commons

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21 March 2014
Commons
21 March 2014
Commons

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26 March 2014
Commons
27 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.