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Draft Care and Support Bill

Volume 740: debated on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Message from the Commons

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 the draft Care and Support Bill presented to both Houses on 11 July 2012 (Cm 8386), and that they have ordered:

that a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with any Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Bill;

that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 7 March 2013; and

that the Committee shall have the 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.