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Marine Bill (Draft)

Volume 701: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

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 Marine 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 Marine Bill.

That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 22 July 2008.

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 7.11 pm.