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Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee)

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 7 October 2003

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Ordered,

That the Lords Message of 12th June relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on any draft Civil Contingencies Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown be now considered.

That this House concurs with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Civil Contingencies Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and proposes that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by the end of November 2003.

That a Select Committee of eleven honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider any draft Civil Contingencies Bill.

That the Committee shall have power—

  • to send for persons, papers and records;
  • (ii)to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
  • (iii)to report from time to time;
  • (iv)to appoint specialist advisers;
  • (v)to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and
  • That Mr Richard Allan, Mr Adrian Bailey, David Cairns, Mr James Clappison, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Patrick Mercer, Chris Mole, Dr Lewis Moonie, Kali Mountford and David Wright be members of the Committee.— [Charlotte Atkins.]