Committee of the Whole

Committee of the Whole is the entire membership of the House sitting as a committee. Recently, Senate Rules have been amended to provide for conversion of the House into Committee (Committee of the Whole House), on issues of National importance, with the power to require the attendance of any person or summon production of papers, record from any Division, department, autonomous body, semiautonomous body or organization, or examine such persons on oath or solemn affirmation, or invite or summon any person to give evidence in relation to any matter under its consideration.