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Prisons and Courts Bill

Committee stage

Session 2016-17

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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: Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) (PCB 01)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Arthur Michael Robinson, Director and Solicitor, Emmersons Solicitors Limited (PCB 02)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society (PCB 03)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Prison Officers Association (POA) (PCB 04)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Psychiatrists (PCB 05)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (PCB 06)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Catholic Bishops’ Conference (PCB 07)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: John Wadham, Chair of the UK National Preventive Mechanism (PCB 08)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information (SAFARI) (PCB 10)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: The Howard League for Penal Reform (PCB 12)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (PCB 11)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Magistrates' Association (PCB 13)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: DWF (PCB 14)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Professors Erika Rackley, Rosemary Hunter and Kate Malleson (PCB 15)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) (PCB 09)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Zurich Insurance (PCB 16)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd (PCB 17)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: British Medical Association (BMA) (PCB 18)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Senior President of Tribunals, Courts and Tribunals Judiciary (PCB 19)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) (PCB 20)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Family Justice Council (PCB 21)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: British Humanist Association (PCB 22)
19 April 2017
Commons

Full transcripts

29 March 2017
Commons
29 March 2017
Commons

Full transcripts

30 March 2017
Commons
30 March 2017
Commons

Full transcripts

Committee Debate: Compilation of Sittings so far
15 June 2017
Commons
19 April 2017
Commons

There are no publications for this sitting yet.

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.