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Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee

Volume 751: debated on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Membership Motion

Moved by

That the Commons message of 9 January be considered and that a Committee of seven Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Modern Slavery Bill presented to both Houses on 16 December 2013 (Cm 8770) and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 10 April;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Butler-Sloss, Bp Derby, B Doocey, B Hanham, B Kennedy of Cradley, L McColl of Dulwich, L Warner.

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House; and

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

Motion agreed, and a message was sent to the Commons.