Coroners and Justice Bill: committee stage

22 July 2009

Members of the Lords discussed the ninth day of committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill on 21 July

Amendments (proposals for change) discussed included clauses (parts) 127-165 of the Bill covering treatment of convictions in other member states, retention of knives surrendered or seized in Northern Ireland and a range of other issues.

During committee stage every suggested change to the Bill can be discussed and every clause of the Bill has to be agreed to. Any Member of the Lords can take part and votes can happen.

The report stage - further examination of the Bill - is expected to begin on 21 October.

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