Definition of committee stage in English:

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committee stage

Pronunciation: /kəˈmɪti ˌsteɪdʒ/

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The third of five stages of a bill’s progress through Parliament when it may be debated and amended: he moved two amendments during the Committee stage [mass noun]: a new clause had been added at committee stage
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  • But despite a vigorous debate and opposition from some MPs, the Gambling Bill has been voted through to the Parliamentary committee stage.
  • The Bill passed the committee stage and is now close to sailing through Parliament.
  • But Labour backbenchers have threatened to rebel if changes are not made to the Bill at the committee stage before it goes for its third and final reading.

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