COMMONS

Role - Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons)

The Standing Orders Committee considers matters relating to private and hybrid Bills.

When the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills (parliamentary officials appointed by the Speaker) report that a private or hybrid Bill has not complied with one or more of the applicable Private Business Standing Orders, the Committee meets to decide whether the Standing Orders ought in this case to be dispensed with and the Bill allowed to proceed.