Bills withdrawn after committal

28.65A bill may not be withdrawn in committee, since the committee has a duty to consider each bill committed to it on the order of the House. Nonetheless, bills other than Lords bills have been withdrawn by notice given at the Table by the Member in charge, after committal to standing committees or public bill committees, following an order that the committee concerned be discharged from considering the bill;1 and after committal to a Committee of the whole House, following an order that the order for the committee be discharged.2


  1. 1. CJ (1953–54) 254, and Speaker's ruling HC Deb (1953–54) 529, cc 2349–50; CJ (1959–60) 226; ibid (1963–64) 112; ibid (1964–65) 200, 248; ibid (1976–77) 299; ibid (1984–85) 428; and HC Deb (1984–85) 78, c 911.
  2. 2. CJ (1976–77) 353, 465.