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Amendments and New Clauses

Question for Leader of the House

UIN 206177, tabled on 16 July 2014

To ask the Leader of the House, how many amendments to Government bills were not debated in the House due to a lack of time in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

21 July 2014

The information sought is not held in the form requested; nor is it possible to determine the reasons why some amendments are not debated. The majority of public bill committees in this Parliament have concluded earlier than the time programmed. The average number of groups of amendments not reached at Report Stage on a Bill in each of the ten Sessions from 2002-03 has been provided by the Government and is included in the Appendix of the Third Report from the Procedure Committee of Session 2013-14, HC767. The figure for the 2013-14 Session is an average of 1.4 groups per Bill.

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