Committee of the Whole House (United Kingdom)
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In the House of Commons, the Committee of the Whole House is used instead of a standing committee for the committee stage (clause-by-clause debate) of important or contentious bills. The Finance Bill is always sent to a Committee of the Whole House in the Commons. The sitting is presided over by the Chairman of Ways and Means, rather than the Speaker of the House.
In the House of Lords, the Committee of the Whole House examines the majority of bills.
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