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Richmond Burgage Pastures Bill [HL]

Committee stage

Session 2017-19

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

Amendments proposed (usually by the Promoters) to be made to the bill but not yet approved by the Committee on the Bill. The Committee may propose amendments of their own and may reject or alter any of the amendments in this list. See the list of amendments agreed to by the Committee for the final, agreed amendments. Lists of proposed Amendments are not generally printed as separate documents at Committee stage.

Amendments proposed for the HL Unopposed Bill Committee
20 July 2017

Details of the proceedings at committee and report stage in the House of Commons, where amendments to the Bill are considered. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at that sitting and show whether they were agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Committee: 1st sitting
13 September 2017

Full transcripts of the Committee meetings

Transcript - Unopposed Bill Committee day 1
13 September 2017

What is committee stage?

Committee stage involves detailed line by line examination of the separate parts (clauses and schedules) of a Bill. Starting from the front of the Bill, members work through to the end. Any member of the Lords can take part.

Usually starting about two weeks after the second reading debate, committee stage generally lasts for up to eight days, but can go on for longer.

Before committee stage takes place

Before committee stage begins, amendments (changes) are gathered together and placed in order, then published in the 'marshalled list'. Updated lists are produced before the start of each day of committee stage.

What happens at committee stage?

During committee stage every clause of the Bill has to be agreed to and votes on any amendments can take place. All suggested amendments have to be considered, if a member wishes, and members can discuss an issue for as long as they want. The government cannot restrict the subjects under discussion or impose a time limit. This is a key point of difference with procedure in the House of Commons.

What happens after committee stage?

If the Bill has been amended it is reprinted with all the agreed amendments. At the end of committee stage, the Bill moves to report stage for further scrutiny.