Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK and Canada) the stage in the process of a bill becoming law at which it is debated in the House of Commons or House of Lords after it is reported.
- This is the day the hunting bill reaches the report stage in the House of Commons.
- The most important of these are the second reading, the Committee stage, and the report stage.
- The Bill will now go to the report stage and a third reading before it becomes law.
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