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14/03/2023 Legislative process: taking a bill through Parliament

The Bill has passed its Second Reading, which was the debate where the general principles of the Bill were discussed. Now it awaits its Committee Stage to be scheduled – where the House will debate any amendments that have been tabled. Scheduling is in the gift of the Government, so we’re now in their hands for more Parliamentary time.  To understand the next stages, we thought it might be useful to provide the following link, which gives a clear description of this legislative process: