801. Select committees on public bills.

Very occasionally, a public bill may be referred to a select committee of the House of Commons, usually in order that evidence may be taken on the bill1. The bill itself constitutes the order of reference to the committee. When the evidence, if any, is completed the clauses of the bill are considered. The procedure with regard to the consideration of the bill is practically the same as that in committee of the whole House2. When the committee has gone through the bill, the chairman is instructed to report it to the House, with or without amendments as the