Remaining stages of Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL]

15 December 2010

The Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL] had its report stage and third reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday 14 December. The Bill was amended during its committee stage but not amended at report stage. The Bill is now waiting for Royal Assent.

Report stage

The report stage gives MPs an opportunity, on the floor of the House, to consider further amendments (proposals for change) to a Bill which has been examined in committee.

There is no set time period between the end of committee stage and the start of the report stage.

What happens at report stage?

All MPs may speak and vote. For lengthy or complex Bills the debates may be spread over several days.

All MPs can suggest amendments to the Bill or new clauses (parts) they think should be added.

What happens after report stage?

Report stage is usually followed immediately by debate on the Bill's third reading.

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