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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

Committee stage

Session 2021-22

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

Lords Hansard part one
20 October 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
20 October 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
20 October 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
25 October 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
25 October 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
25 October 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part two
27 October 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part one
27 October 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
27 October 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
1 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
1 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
1 November 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
3 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
3 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
3 November 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
8 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
8 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
8 November 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
10 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
10 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
10 November 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - Part 1
15 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - Part 2
15 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
15 November 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
17 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
17 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
17 November 2021
Lords

Lords Hansard - part one
22 November 2021
Lords
Lords Hansard - part two
22 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
22 November 2021
Lords

24 November 2021
Lords

Minutes of Proceedings
24 November 2021
Lords

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.