Grand Committees

In the House of Commons, Grand Committees are a forum for all the MPs who represent a particular nation within the UK to meet together and consider matters that relate only to Wales or only to Scotland or Northern Ireland. Since 2015, Legislative Grand Committees for English or English and Welsh only MPs have also been used under the 'English votes for English laws' procedures.

In the House of Lords a Grand Committee has an unlimited membership and considers the committee stage of a Bill away from the Floor of the House. Any Bill may be sent to a Grand Committee and the proceedings are identical to those in a Committee of the Whole House except that no votes may take place.

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