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Data Protection Act 2018

Committee stage

Session 2017-19

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: Patrick Daly, Newspaper Conference (DPB50)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Richard Parker, Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson LLP (DPB52)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Index on Censorship, English PEN, Reporters Without Borders (DPB51)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Associated Newspapers (DPB53)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: National Union of Journalists (DPB54)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (DPB55)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Curtis Banks Group Plc (DPB56)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Foot Anstey LLP (DPB57)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Nikita Aggarwal (DPB58)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Robin Makin (Chapter 4 part 4) (DPB38)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Lewis Silkin LLP ( DPB39)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Society of Editors (DPB40)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute of Health Records and Information Management (IHRIM) (DPB41)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: ISACA (DPB42)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: National Pharmacy Association (DPB43)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Bates Wells Braithwaite (DPB44)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Media Lawyers Association (DPB45)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Information Commissioner's Office supplementary written evidence (DPB46)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Global Witness (DPB47)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Evening Standard and Independent (DPB48)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (DPB49)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Open Rights Group and the3million (DPB25)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: defenddigitalme (DPB26)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Reprieve (DPB27)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) (DPB28)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Associated Newspapers (DPB29)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: European Justice Forum (DPB30)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Press Recognition Panel (DPB31)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Which? (DPB32)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Open Rights Group and Chris Pounder (DPB33)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Baylis Media Ltd (DPB34)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) (DPB35)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Robin Makin (DPB36)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Robin Makin (further submission) (Chapter 3 of Part 4) (DPB37)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: David Burns (DPB01)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Liberty (DPB02)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Michael Veale, UCL, Dr Reuben Binns, University of Oxford, Professor Lilian Edwards, University of Strathclyde (DPB03)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Future Care Capital (DPB04)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Information Commissioner's Office (DPB05)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Big Brother Watch (DPB06)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Privacy International (DPB07)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Stephen Rickitt, Clerk to Glanton, Meldon, Milfield, Mitford and Whalton Parish Councils (DPB08)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Dental Association (DPB09)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Optical Confederation (DPB10)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Press Association (DPB11)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: WAN-IFRA, CPU Media Trust, and News Media Europe (DPB12)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Sport and Recreation Alliance (DPB13)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: BMA (British Medical Association) (DPB14)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: John Gordon (DPB15)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (DPB16)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Paralympic Association (DPB17)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: YoungMinds and the Children's Society (DPB18)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: PACT (DPB19)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society (DPB20)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Officers' Association (DPB21)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (DPB22)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) (DPB23)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: News Media Association (DPB24)
14 March 2018
Commons

Full transcripts

14 March 2018
Commons
14 March 2018
Commons

Full transcripts

16 March 2018
Commons
16 March 2018
Commons

Full transcripts

21 March 2018
Commons
21 March 2018
Commons

Full transcripts

23 March 2018
Commons
23 March 2018
Commons
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
23 March 2018
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.