Message from the Commons
A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 18 December 2013 relating to a Joint Committee to consider the draft Modern Slavery Bill presented to both Houses on 16 December 2013 and that they have made the following orders:
That a Select Committee of seven Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Bill.
That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 10 April 2014.
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 6.26 pm.