HL Deb 10 July 2003 vol 651 c570

A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 13th June relating to a Joint Committee to consider any draft Civil Contingencies Bill and that they have made the following orders:

That a Select Committee of 11 Members be appointed to join with any committee appointed by the Lords to consider any such draft Civil Contingencies Bill.

That the committee shall have power—

  1. (i) to send for persons, papers and records;
  2. (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
  3. (iii) to report form time to time;
  4. (iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and
  5. (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

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