Members of the Lords, with wide-ranging expertise in the legal and medical fields, continued to examine the Government Bill which would change the law on a number of issues - from the use of juries in inquests to inciting hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation - on 30 June.
Amendments (proposals for change) discussed included clauses (parts) 32-43 of the Coroners and Justice Bill which covered appeals to the chief coroner, reform of the law on murder and more.
- Lords Hansard: Coroners and Justice Bill
- Video & Audio: Coroners and Justice Bill
- Bills before Parliament: Coroners and Justice Bill
- Lords Library Note: Coroners and Justice Bill (PDF)
- About Parliament: Committee stage
- Briefing: Bills and how they become law (PDF)
During committee stage every suggested change to the Bill can be discussed and every clause of the Bill has to be agreed to. Any Member of the Lords can take part and votes can happen.
A fifth day of committee stage consideration takes place on 7 July.