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Second Reading in United Kingdom

Definition of Second Reading

The second stage consists of the main debate on the bill. The debate focuses on the principles of the bill as opposed to the details.

Second Reading Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

The Second Reading is normally the first opportunity for a Bill to be debated in either House and is the stage where the overall principles of the Bill are considered. If the Bill passes Second Reading it moves on to the Committee Stage.

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  • Article Name: Second Reading
  • Author: B. Hepple
  • Description: Definition of Second Reading The second stage consists of the main debate on the bill. The debate focuses on the principles [...]

This entry was last updated: February 23, 2016

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