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Draft Domestic Abuse Bill

Volume 796: debated on Thursday 28 February 2019

Message from the Commons

A message was brought from the Commons that they have come to the following resolution to which they desire the agreement of the Lords:

That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill presented to both Houses on Monday 21 January 2019 (CP 15);

That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Lords for this purpose.

That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by Friday 17 May 2019.

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.

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two.

House adjourned at 4.17 pm.