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.

  • Offender Management Bill

    1st sitting · Thursday, 11 January 2007 · 13 speeches

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      18 speeches

      Meaning of “the probation purposes”

  • Offender Management Bill

    2nd sitting · Thursday, 11 January 2007

    [Mr. Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      10 speeches

      Meaning of “the probation purposes”

    • Clause 2

      50 speeches

      Responsibility for ensuring the provision of probation services

  • Offender Management Bill

    3rd sitting · Tuesday, 16 January 2007 · 3 speeches

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      47 speeches

      Power to make arrangements for the provision of probation services

  • Offender Management Bill

    4th sitting · Tuesday, 16 January 2007

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      5 speeches

      Power to make arrangements for the provision of probation services

    • Clause 4

      14 speeches

      Power to establish probation trusts

    • Schedule 1

      35 speeches

      Probation trusts: further provisions

  • Offender Management Bill

    5th sitting · Thursday, 18 January 2007

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      9 speeches

      Power to make grants for probation purposes etc

    • Clause 6

      18 speeches

      Officers of providers of probation services

    • Clause 7

      11 speeches

      Abolition of local probation boards and transfers of property etc and staff

    • Schedule 2

      7 speeches

      Transfers of property etc and staff in connection with probation services arrangements

  • Offender Management Bill

    6th sitting · Thursday, 18 January 2007 · 8 speeches

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      6 speeches

      Disclosure for offender management purposes

    • Clause 11

      4 speeches

      Power of search in contracted out prisons and secure training centres

    • Clause 12

      6 speeches

      Power of detention in contracted out prisons and secure training centres

    • Clause 13

      14 speeches

      Powers of authorised persons to perform custodial duties and search prisoners

    • Clause 14

      10 speeches

      Powers of authorised persons to perform custodial duties and search prisoners

  • Offender Management Bill

    7th sitting · Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 17

      6 speeches

      Conveyance of prohibited articles into or out of prison

    • Clause 20

      6 speeches

      Removal of requirement to appoint a medical officer etc

    • Clause 24

      7 speeches

      Detention and training orders: early release

    • Clause 25

      4 speeches

      Accommodation in which period of detention and training to be served

    • New Clause 3

      3 speeches

      Standards ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall by regulation, make provision for standards to be achieved by every provider of probation services. (2) The standards to be achieved as...

    • New Clause 4

      10 speeches

      Reoffending targets ‘The Secretary of State shall by direction at the start of every year and in respect of every provider of probation services, set targets concerning the reduction of...

    • New Clause 6

      12 speeches

      Release on licence: polygraph condition ‘(1) This section applies where a person serving a relevant custodial sentence in respect of a relevant sexual offence is released on licence by the...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 7)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (4)
  • Hugh Bayley (3)

Members

  • Crispin Blunt (7)
  • Alan Campbell (7)
  • Vernon Coaker (6)
  • Edward Garnier (5)
  • Neil Gerrard (6)
  • David Kidney (7)
  • Lord Blencathra (5)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (7)
  • Ian Lucas (6)
  • Kerry McCarthy (7)
  • Mark Williams (7)
  • Andrew Gwynne (7)
  • James Brokenshire (6)
  • Diana R. Johnson (7)
  • Nick Hurd (6)
  • Rob Flello (7)
  • Mark Hunter (7)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]