Private Members' Bills: Third Oral Evidence Session

16 January 2013

The Procedure Committee will hold a third oral evidence session in connection with private Members’ bills on Wednesday 16 January 2013 in Committee Room 20, Main Committee Corridor, House of Commons.  The witnesses are:

3.05 pm:  Thomas Docherty MP
Charlie Elphicke MP
Ben Gummer MP


An uncorrected transcript of the evidence session will appear on the Committee’s website within about a week of the date of the session.

The Procedure Committee is undertaking an inquiry into private Members’ bills. Private Members’ bills are bills initiated by backbench MPs rather than Government ministers.

The Committee put out a call for written evidence on this matter on 29 November 2012. The deadline for written evidence was Thursday 10 January 2013. The terms of reference for this inquiry can be found at:

Guidance for those wishing to attend select committee meetings held in public can be found at:

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