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.

  • Planning Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 8 January 2008 · 8 speeches

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

    • Written evidence to be reported to the House

      100 speeches

      PB 01 Campaign to Protect Rural England PB 02 Northamptonshire county council PB 03 Woodland Trust PB 04 Jayanta Baksi PB 05 Wyre borough council PB 06 Kennet district council PB 07 Better...

  • Planning Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 8 January 2008 · 184 speeches

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

  • Planning Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 10 January 2008

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

  • Planning Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 10 January 2008 · 149 speeches

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

  • Planning Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      83 speeches

      The Infrastructure Planning Commission

  • Planning

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      43 speeches

      The Infrastructure Planning Commission

    • Schedule 1

      49 speeches

      The infrastructure planning commission

  • Planning Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2008

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

  • Planning Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2008 · 85 speeches

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      11 speeches

      Consultation on publicity requirements

    • Clause 11

      4 speeches

      Pre-commencement statements of policy, consultation etc.

    • Clause 12

      13 speeches

      Legal challenges relating to national policy statements

  • Planning Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 13

      93 speeches

      Nationally significant infrastructure projects: general

  • Planning Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

    • Clause 27

      16 speeches

      When development consent is required

    • Clause 29

      20 speeches

      Effect of requirement for development consent on other consent regimes

    • Clause 30

      24 speeches

      Directions in relation to projects of national significance

    • Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      Amendments consequential on development consent regime

    • Clause 32

      49 speeches

      Applications for orders granting development consent

    • Clause 35

      10 speeches

      Applications by the Crown for orders granting development consent

  • Planning Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2008 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 38

      2 speeches

      Local authorities for purposes of section 37(1)(b)

    • Clause 39

      8 speeches

      Categories for purposes of section 37(1)(d)

    • Clause 40

      7 speeches

      Timetable for consultation under section 37

    • Clause 41

      6 speeches

      Duty to notify Commission of proposed application

    • Clause 44

      34 speeches

      Duty to take account of responses to consultation and publicity

    • Clause 45

      3 speeches

      Advice for potential applicants and others

  • Planning Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 45

      25 speeches

      Advice for potential applicants and others

    • Clause 46

      16 speeches

      Obtaining information about interests in land

    • Clause 50

      8 speeches

      Notifying persons of accepted application

    • Clause 53

      16 speeches

      Initial choice of Panel or single commissioner

    • Clause 59

      5 speeches

      Panel member continuing though ceasing to be Commissioner

    • Clause 62

      15 speeches

      Membership of Panel where application relates to land in Wales

    • Clause 66

      0 speeches

      Panel to decide, or make recommendation in respect of, application

    • Clause 70

      2 speeches

      Single Commissioner to handle application

    • Clause 73

      0 speeches

      Single Commissioner continuing though ceasing to be Commissioner

    • Clause 79

      18 speeches

      Examining authority to control examination of application

    • Clause 89

      9 speeches

      Timetable for examining, and deciding or reporting on, application

    • Clause 92

      5 speeches

      Interpretation of Chapter 4: “interested party” and other expressions

    • Clause 96

      0 speeches

      Matters that may be disregarded when deciding application

    • Clause 101

      4 speeches

      Grant or refusal of development consent

  • Planning Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

    • Clause 105

      17 speeches

      What may be included in order granting development consent

    • Clause 106

      5 speeches

      Exercise of powers in relation to legislation

    • Clause 107

      7 speeches

      Purpose for which compulsory acquisition may be authorised

    • Clause 114

      12 speeches

      Commons, open spaces etc: compulsory acquisition of land

    • Clause 119

      1 speech

      Excavation, mining, quarrying and boring operations

    • Clause 126

      0 speeches

      Duration of development consent order

    • Clause 130

      12 speeches

      Development without development consent

  • Planning Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 147

      2 speeches

      Development plan documents: climate change policies

    • Clause 150

      41 speeches

      Determination of planning applications by officers

    • Clause 151

      0 speeches

      Determination of applications for certificates of lawful use or development by officers

    • Clause 152

      2 speeches

      Validity of decisions made on reviews

    • Clause 153

      4 speeches

      Determination of listed building applications by officers

    • Clause 155

      14 speeches

      Removal of right to compensation where notice given of withdrawal of planning permission

    • Clause 156

      12 speeches

      Power to make non-material changes to planning permission

    • Clause 160

      9 speeches

      Determination of procedure for certain appeals

    • Schedule 5

      0 speeches

      Further provisions as to the procedure for certain appeals

  • Planning Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

  • Planning Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

  • Planning Bill

    17th sitting · Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 183

      5 speeches

      Application of Act to Scotland: modifications

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      LNG facilities ‘(1) The construction of an LNG facility is within section 13(1)(ca) only if (when constructed) the facility will be in England and— (a) the storage capacity of the...

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Gas reception facilities ‘(1) The construction of a gas reception facility is within section 13(1)(cb) only if (when constructed)— (a) the facility will be in England and will be...

    • New Clause 7

      3 speeches

      Highways ‘(1) Highway-related development is within section 13(1)(e) only if— (a) it is the construction of a highway in a case within subsection (2) or (6), (b) it is the improvement...

    • New Clause 11

      0 speeches

      Welsh offshore generating stations ‘(1) Section 29(2) does not prevent an order under section 3 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 from being made in relation to the carrying out of works...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Timetable for decisions ‘(1) The decision-maker is under a duty to decide an application for an order granting development consent by the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the...

    • New Clause 18

      1 speech

      Correction of errors in decisions ‘In section 56(3)(c) of PCPA 2004 (appropriate consent required for correction of errors) at the beginning insert “in a case where the decision...

    • New Clause 19

      1 speech

      Validity of orders, decisions and directions ‘(1) Section 284(3) of TCPA 1990 (validity of certain actions on the part of the Secretary of State) is amended as follows. (2) Before paragraph...

    • None

      1 speech

      Applications and appeals by statutory undertakers ‘In section 266 of TCPA 1990 (applications for planning permission by statutory undertakers), after subsection (1) insert—...

    • New Clause 21

      1 speech

      Appeals relating to old mining permissions ‘(1) Schedule 6 to TCPA 1990 (determination of certain appeals by person appointed by Secretary of State) is amended as set out in subsections (2)...

    • New Clause 22

      0 speeches

      Powers of National Assembly for Wales ‘In Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (Assembly measures: matters within Assembly’s legislative  competence), after...

  • Planning Bill

    18th sitting · Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair]

    • New Clause 28

      22 speeches

      Delegation of functions of regional planning bodies ‘(1) In Part 1 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (regional functions) after section 4 insert— “4A Delegation...

    • New Clause 29

      0 speeches

      Local development orders: removal of requirement to implement policies ‘(1) Section 61A of TCPA 1990 (local development orders) is amended as set out in subsections (2) and (3). (2) Omit...

    • New Clause 30

      0 speeches

      Appeals: miscellaneous amendments ‘Schedule [Appeals: miscellaneous amendments] (appeals: miscellaneous amendments) has effect.’.—[Mr. Dhanda.]

    • New Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Geographically-specified national policy statements ‘(1) This section sets out the requirements for national policy statements which make particular reference to specific geographical areas...

    • New Clause 4

      5 speeches

      Amendment of the meaning of development ‘(1) The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is amended as follows. (2) In section 55 (meaning of development and new development), in subsection...

    • New Clause 14

      4 speeches

      Amendment of Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 ‘(1) The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 is amended as follows. (2) In section 67(2)...

    • New Clause 17

      6 speeches

      Decisions of Panel and Council (duty in relation to electromagnetic fields) ‘(1) This section applies in relation to an application for an order granting development consent if the...

    • New Clause 23

      6 speeches

      Third party rights of appeal ‘(1) TCPA 1990 is amended as follows. (2) After section 78(2) (right to appeal), insert— “(2A) Where a local planning authority approve an...

    • New Clause 24

      3 speeches

      Playing fields ‘(1) The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 (“the 1995 Order”) shall be amended as follows. (2) In paragraph (z)(ii)(aa) of the...

    • New Clause 25

      10 speeches

      Use Class Orders ‘(1) The local planning authority may, when it deems it appropriate to do so, report on the effectiveness of the Use Class Orders available to it in the Town and Country...

    • New Clause 26

      3 speeches

      Enforcement charters ‘(1) PCPA 2004 is amended as follows. (2) After section 18 (statements of community involvement) insert— “18A Enforcement charters (1) The local planning...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 18)

Chairpersons

  • John Butterfill (9)
  • Eric Illsley (8)

Members

  • Clive Betts (18)
  • Tom Brake (8)
  • Paul Clark (18)
  • David Curry (17)
  • Louise Ellman (17)
  • Jeff Ennis (16)
  • Jim Fitzpatrick (18)
  • John Healey (18)
  • Elfyn Llwyd (16)
  • Alun Michael (18)
  • Dave Watts (18)
  • Jacqui Lait (18)
  • Parmjit Dhanda (18)
  • Jim Sheridan (16)
  • Chris Mole (16)
  • David Jones (16)
  • Jamie Reed (14)
  • Dan Rogerson (18)
  • Richard Benyon (17)
  • James Duddridge (9)
  • Anne Main (0)
  • Bob Neill (16)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]