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Climate Change Bill: Joint Committee

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 18 April 2007

A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the Lords message of 27 March that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Climate Change Bill presented to both Houses on 13 March 2007, that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 13 July 2007 and that they have ordered:

That a Select Committee of 12 Members be appointed to join with the committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Climate Change Bill;

That the committee shall have power:

(i) 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; and

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

House adjourned at 9.49 pm.