46.13After second reading, private bills are committed, if opposed, to a select committee; if unopposed, normally to an unopposed bill committee.1

Standing Order 100 prohibits commitment in the case of bills referred to the Examiners after second reading, until the Examiners or the Standing Orders Committee have made a favourable report, to which the House has agreed.


  1. 1. For the commitment of private bills to joint committees, see Erskine May (21st edn, 1989), pp 887–89.