Select Committee on Procedure Fourth Report

Formal minutes

Wednesday 19 November 2003

Members present:

Sir Nicholas Winterton, in the Chair
Mr Peter Atkinson

Mr John Burnett

David Hamilton

Huw Irranca-Davies
Mr Iain Luke

Mr Tony McWalter

Sir Robert Smith

David Wright

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Procedures for Debates, Private Members' Bills and the Powers of the Speaker), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Chairman's draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 12 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 13 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 14 to 22 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 23 read, amended, agreed to and divided (now paragraphs 23 to 25).

Paragraphs 24 to 60 (now 26 to 62) read and agreed to.

Conclusions and Recommendations read, amended and agreed to.

Summary read, amended and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Fourth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Speaker's circular of 24 February 2003 be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Several papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.

[The Committee adjourned.

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