Committee of the Whole House


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Committee of the Whole House

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) (in Britain) an informal sitting of the House of Commons to discuss and amend a bill
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My dear Mrs Veneering, do let us resolve ourselves into a Committee of the whole House on the subject.
And this,' pursues the sprightly one, 'is a Committee of the whole House to what-you-may-call-it--elicit, I suppose--the voice of Society.
He said the committee of the whole house had invited renowned lawyers and retired judges to give their input.
The referral to the Law Amendments Committee was dispensed with and again not one MLA spoke to the Bill in Committee of the Whole House on Bills.
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