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public bill

proposed legislation which is intended to become an ACT OF PARLIAMENT of general application. It maybe put forward by the government or by a Member of Parliament, in which case it is called a private member's bill but remains public and general and should no be confused with a PRIVATE BILL.
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The rule change motion tabled by Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom states: "Where a committee has an odd number of members the Government shall have a majority, and where a committee has an even number of members the number of Government and Opposition members shall be equal; but this instruction shall not apply to the nomination of any public bill committee.
He said it is difficult to get passed a private bill and it was agreed that the private rent control bill to be presented by Asad Umar, MNA of PTI would be merged with the public bill for its smooth passage.
It will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.
Now we see the split in the Coalition you just wonder how many names Nick Clegg has got on his iPad for a kick upstairs, and millions more added to the public bill for keeping this lot watered and fed.
5m from the public bill, arising from the cost of accidents to the NHS and police.
The authority is encouraging residents to have their say after a recent invitation by the Public Bill Committee for people to submit their views on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill.
The split would take place over several years and Dublin maintains that it would be able to keep the public bill at around 25 billion.
The Bill has been referred to a Public Bill Committee with no date yet set.
Figures published by Mrs Ryder showed the pounds 100m project to compete the A55 expressway would rack up a public bill of pounds 474.
We're taking a party up to Glasgow for a public bill on February 17.
Step into the House of Commons, head for any Public Bill Committee where MPs scrutinise legislation line by line, and the chances are you'll hear the cut and thrust not of debate, but of letter knives opening constituency correspondence.