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Constitutional Renewal Bill: Joint Committee

A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Constitutional Renewal Bill presented to both Houses;

That a Select Committee of 11 Members be appointed to join with the committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Constitutional Renewal Bill;

That the committee should report on the draft Bill by 18 July 2008;

That the committee shall have power—

to send for persons, papers and records;

to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

to report from time to time

to appoint specialist advisers; and

to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.


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