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Chairmen's Panel

The Chairmen's Panel consists of not fewer than 10 Members of Parliament.

They are nominated by the Speaker at the start of every session to act as chairmen of public bill committees (which consider bills in detail).

A temporary chairman of a committee of the whole House may also be selected from this panel at the request of the chairman of ways and means.

The Chairmen's Panel can also consider procedural points not covered in the standing orders of the House and can report to the House any procedural resolutions relating to public bill committees.

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