Wednesday 19 November 2003
Sir Nicholas Winterton, in the Chair
|Mr Peter Atkinson
Mr John Burnett
|Mr Iain Luke
Mr Tony McWalter
Sir Robert Smith
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
Conclusions and Recommendations read, amended and
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.