committee of the whole

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committee of the whole

The whole membership of a legislative body sitting as a committee to consider the details of a proposal.

commit′tee of the whole′

a committee composed of all the members of a legislative body, meeting under relaxed rules in order to expedite business.
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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.
The house now resolved itself into a committee of the whole, to consider the accommodations and arrangements for the meeting.
He reminded that the Committee of the Whole House on May 20, 2016, adopted a resolution seeking changes in the procedure of the election for the Upper House of Parliament.
The rule was amended a month after the army chief's appearance in the Senate Committee of the Whole for a briefing on the regional security situation and despite the in-camera session, the media reported almost every detail of the proceedings.
The Committee of the Whole House was constituted 'to prepare policy guidelines in light of the emerging regional realities and the role of the United States.
Later talking to journalists, DG ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said that the Director-General Military Operations briefed the Committee of the Whole for one hour.
19 ( ANI ): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa and other senior army officers briefed the Senate Committee of the Whole House on national security in an extraordinary in-camera session on Tuesday.
During that time two Government bills and 10 Private Member bills were introduced, Bill # 59 was passed by the House, the Budget address was given on April 27, opposition party responses were completed and the estimates were referred to the Committee of the Whole on Supply on April 28.
The discussion was held by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee of the Whole for the Evaluation of the Impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008, as part of the 105th Session of the annual International Labour Conference.
I want to have a discussion to see if everybody's comfortable with it, to see if we want to go in a slightly different direction before we write the final version," Public Works Director Greg Isakson said at a Committee of the Whole presentation.
Presumably the committee of 26 will divide into sub-committees of the whole, as is the normal structure, but that again involves a "reporting chain" which also takes time, after which, presumably, things go back to the Committee of the Whole to formulate their recommendations to the Prime Minister and Cabinet?

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