What do politicians think about it?

The bill is first examined by a standing committee of the House of Representatives, composed of members from all the parties (which are called parliamentary groups in the House) who have detailed knowledge of a certain area. Justice, in this case. The parliamentary groups in the House comment on the bill in writing.

MPs on the committee can also ask questions, to which the minister replies in writing. That is how the bill takes its final shape, through a series of questions and answers between the House of Representatives and the minister. If the MPs and the minister do not reach agreement on every aspect, MPs can make use of a more powerful instrument. They can propose changes to the bill, which are called amendments.