Public Bill Committees

Previously called Standing Committees, Public Bill Commitees study proposed legislation (Bills) in detail, debating each clause and reporting any amendments to the Commons for further debate.

There are at least 16 MPs on a Committee, and the proportion of itemies reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.

  • Tax Credits

    7th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2002

    [Mr. Nigel Beard in the Chair]

    • Schedule 2 - Penalties: supplementary

      14 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 28, in page 39, line 15, at end insert 'but before making any such determination in respect of an employer the Board must give the employer an opportunity to make...

    • Clause 33 - Offence of fraud

      18 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 22, in page 21, line 40, leave out 'seven' and insert 'ten'. We now come to an important part of the Bill and an important amendment that would improve it...

  • Tax Credits Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2002

    [Mr. Nigel Beard in the Chair]

    • Clause 33 - Offence of fraud

      49 speeches

      Amendment moved [this day]: No. 23, in page 21, line 40, at end add— '(3) The Secretary of State shall within one year of this section coming into effect and every year thereafter make a...

    • Clause 34 - Powers in relation to documents

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 44, in page 22, line 8, leave out 'serious'. We now come to a different subject—powers to investigate cases—and in view of the Paymaster General's...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 2)

Chairpersons

  • Mr Nigel Beard (2)

Members

  • Lord Boateng (1)
  • Karen Buck (2)
  • Mr Roger Casale (2)
  • James Clappison (2)
  • Lord Flight (2)
  • Peter Luff (2)
  • Mr Chris Pond (2)
  • Dawn Primarolo (1)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (2)
  • Steve Webb (2)
  • Anthony D Wright (2)
  • Jon Cruddas (2)
  • Mark Hoban (1)
  • Jim Sheridan (2)
  • Hugo Swire (2)
  • Richard Younger-Ross (2)
  • Chris Mole (2)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]