Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Private Business 2001

Arrangement of Clauses (Contents)

THE COMMITTEE ON UNOPPOSED BILLS

  
  132.—(1) The Chairman of Ways and Means shall, when present, be ex officio chairman of the Committee on Unopposed Bills. Committee on unopposed bills.
  
  (2) The committee shall have the assistance of the Counsel to the Speaker.
  
  (3) The quorum of the committee shall be three.
  
  (4) The Chairman of Ways and Means shall have power to select from the panel appointed under paragraph (2) of Standing Order 111 (Reference to committees of opposed and unopposed bills) one member to act as chairman at every sitting of the committee at which neither the Chairman of Ways and Means nor either Deputy Chairman is present, and at any such sitting the member so selected shall be a member of the committee in addition to the four members selected under paragraph (2) of Standing Order 111 (Reference to committees of opposed and unopposed bills).
  
  133.  No member of a committee on any unopposed private bill in which he is locally or otherwise interested shall have a vote on any question that may arise, but every such member shall be entitled to attend and take part in the proceedings of the committee. Member of committee on unopposed bills if interested not to vote.
  
  134.  The promoters of an unopposed private bill shall be entitled to be heard before the committee in favour of the bill by themselves or their agents. Right of audience before committee on unopposed bills. (HL 122)



 
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