Special Public Bill Committees are committees which are empowered to take written and oral evidence on a bill. Following such evidence taking, the Committee is able to amend the bill before reporting it to the House
Law Commission bills are normally committed to Special Public Bill Committees. This bill, the Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL] was committed on the 10th December 2012.
More information about the bill can be found on the Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL] page.