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Digital Economy Act 2017

Committee stage

Session 2016-17

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: Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) (DEB01)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Compact Media Group (DEB03)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Jerry Fishenden, Co-Chair, Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group (DEB04)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Electrical Safety First (DEB05)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Good Stuff Limited (DEB06)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Action on Hearing Loss (DEB07)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: medConfidential (DEB08)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: TalkTalk plc (DEB09)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Big Brother Watch (DEB10)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: National Trust (DEB11)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Citizens Advice (DEB12)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Open Rights Group (DEB13)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Three: Submission on Consumer Issues (DEB15)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Three: Submission on Rural Coverage (DEB16)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Country Land and Business Association (CLA) (DEB17)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety (DEB18)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Co-operative Group (DEB19)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Media Lawyers Association (DEB21)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: News Media Association (DEB22)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association (DEB23)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Digital Accessibility Special Interest Group (DASG), The British Computer Society (DEB24)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Alliance for Intellectual Property (DEB25)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (DEB26)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) (DEB27)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP) (DEB28)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: National Union of Journalists (DEB29)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Andrews & Arnold Ltd (DEB30)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: StepChange Debt Charity (DEB31)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Pete Moorey, Head of Campaigns, Which? (DEB32)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Children's Society (DEB33)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Girlguiding (DEB34)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Phone Mast Company Ltd (DEB35)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: UK Information Commissioner (DEB36)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Energy Networks Association (DEB 37)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Arqiva (DEB 38)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Alec Muffett (DEB 39)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Relish (DEB 40)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Vanessa Cuthill (DEB 41)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Children's Media Foundation (DEB 42)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Dron & Wright on behalf of London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) (DEB 43)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: NSPCC (DEB 44)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Broadband Stakeholder Group (DEB 45)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Digital Policy Alliance (DEB 46)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Fisher German on behalf of various clients (DEB 47)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: James Moore (DEB 49)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Anti-Counterfeiting Group (DEB 50)
19 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: BT Group (DEB 51)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: techUK (DEB 53)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Virgin Media (DEB 54)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: DCMS (further amendments) (DEB 55)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Adult Providers Network (DEB 56)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Administrative Data Research Centre (DEB 57)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Economic and Social Research Council with input from the Medical Research Council (DEB 59)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: City Remembrancer’s Office, City of London Corporation (DEB 62)
25 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: UK Music (DEB 64)
25 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: James Moore (further submission) (DEB 65)
25 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Jim Killock, Executive Director, Open Rights Group (follow up) (DEB 63)
25 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) Partnership (DEB 67)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: David Redford-Crowe (DEB 68)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Edgar A Whitley (follow-up) (DEB 69)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Community Land Scotland (DEB 70)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Women's Aid (DEB 71)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: StubHub (DEB 72)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Russell Harris (DEB 73)
27 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Cicero Group (DEB 75)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Ticketmaster (DEB 76)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Thornton Estates; Frances Chester-Master, Chester-Master Ltd; and Scottish Land & Estates (Almost identical submissions) (DEB 77)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from Yoti addressed to the office of Louise Haigh MP (DEB 74)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Hub Professional Services Ltd (DEB 78)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: AP Wireless (DEB 79)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Market Research Society (DEB 80)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Paul W Smith, Acland Bracewell Surveyors Limited (DEB 81)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Communications Consumer Panel and the Advisory Committee for Older and Disabled People (DEB 82)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: FanFair Alliance (DEB 83)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA) (DEB 84)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Scope (DEB 85)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Batcheller Monkhouse (DEB 86)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Strutt & Parker (DEB 87)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) (DEB 88)
1 November 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Royal Statistical Society (DEB02)
12 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: National Farmers' Union (NFU) (DEB20)
13 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: British Property Federation (DEB 52)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Information Commissioner (follow-up) (DEB 58)
20 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (DEB 60)
25 October 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Pandora Blake and Myles Jackman (DEB 61)
25 October 2016
Commons

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12 October 2016
Commons
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Commons

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13 October 2016
Commons

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19 October 2016
Commons

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21 October 2016
Commons
21 October 2016
Commons

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26 October 2016
Commons
26 October 2016
Commons

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28 October 2016
Commons
28 October 2016
Commons

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Committee Debates: compilation of sittings so far
2 November 2016
Commons
2 November 2016
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.