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Welfare Reform Act 2012

Committee stage

Session 2010-12

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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.

Associated Memorandum submitted by Marilyn Bernard (WR1)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) (WR2)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ron Ferguson (WR3)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mohammed Mahmood (WR4)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Neil Foss (WR5)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Joan Lewis (WR6)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Jeff Page (WR7)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by MENCAP (WR8)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the National AIDS Trust (NAT) (WR9)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by John Andrew Davis (WR10)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Cllr Jonathan Bishop (WR11)
23 March 2011
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by the National Housing Federation (WR12)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Marsland Nash Associates (WR13)
23 March 2011
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) (WR14)
23 March 2011
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Macmillan Cancer Support (WR15)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Association of Disabled Professionals (WR16)
23 March 2011
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) (WR17)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) (WR18)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Save the Children (WR19)
23 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) (WR20)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Scope (WR21)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rhydian Fôn James (WR22)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the National Autistic Society (NAS) (WR23)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Mayor of London (WR24)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) (WR25)
25 March 2011
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by Shelter (WR26)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Centre for Social Justice – additional submission (WR27)
25 March 2011
Commons
Memorandum in Chief submitted by the Women’s Budget Group (WBG) (WR28)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) (WR29)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) - additional memorandum (WR30)
25 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the National Landlords Association (WR31)
31 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Age UK (WR32)
31 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Every Disabled Child Matters (WR33)
31 March 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Craig Clerk (WR34)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Daycare Trust (WR35)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) (WR36)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Kinship Care Alliance (WR37)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Crisis (WR38)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ferret Information Systems (WR39)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Barnardo’s (WR40)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by John Stockley (WR41)
6 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Carers UK (WR42)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Riverside Group Ltd (WR43)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Oxfam GB (WR44)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Turning Point (WR45)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by CLIC Sargent (WR46)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Irene Carey (WR47)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Martin Lee (WR48)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Denise Porter (WR49)
27 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (WR50)
28 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Cllr Lucinda Yeadon (WR51)
28 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Gráinne McKeever (WR52)
28 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) (WR53)
28 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Gareth Morris (WR54)
28 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Consumer Focus (WR55)
28 April 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) (WR56)
4 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by London Councils (WR57)
4 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Vincent Greenwood (WR58)
12 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sam Barnett-Cormack (WR59)
12 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rethink Mental Illness (WR60)
12 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the British Property Federation (WR61)
12 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) (WR62)
13 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Habinteg Housing Association (WR63)
13 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Oasis Charities Parliament (WR64)
13 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Capability Scotland and Inclusion Scotland (WR65)
13 May 2011
Commons
Additional Associated Memorandum submitted by Sam Barnett-Cormack (WR66)
13 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by CARE (WR67)
19 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Surrey Welfare Rights Unit (SWRU) (WR68)
19 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Camphill Scotland (WR69)
19 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Runnymede Borough Council
26 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs Jane Young
26 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) – additional Memorandum
26 May 2011
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
26 May 2011
Commons
Written Evidence (consolidated pdf version)
13 June 2011
Commons

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23 March 2011
Commons
23 March 2011
Commons

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25 March 2011
Commons
25 March 2011
Commons

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30 March 2011
Commons
30 March 2011
Commons

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1 April 2011
Commons
1 April 2011
Commons

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6 April 2011
Commons
6 April 2011
Commons

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27 April 2011
Commons
27 April 2011
Commons

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3 May 2011
Commons
3 May 2011
Commons

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4 May 2011
Commons
4 May 2011
Commons

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11 May 2011
Commons
12 May 2011
Commons

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13 May 2011
Commons
13 May 2011
Commons

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18 May 2011
Commons
18 May 2011
Commons

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20 May 2011
Commons
20 May 2011
Commons

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25 May 2011
Commons
25 May 2011
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.