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.

  • Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill

    1st sitting · Wednesday, 10 June 2009 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      16 speeches

      Short title and commencement

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      Power to return victims’ property ‘(1) A body to which this Act applies may transfer an object from its collections if the following conditions are met. (2) Condition 1 is that the...

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      “Advisory Panel” ‘(1) For the purposes of this Act “Advisory Panel” means a panel for the time being designated by the Secretary of State for those purposes. (2) The...

    • Title

      9 speeches

      Amendment made: 1, in title, leave out lines 1 to 5 and insert ‘Confer power to return certain cultural objects on grounds relating to events occurring during the Nazi era’.—(Mr....

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)

Chairpersons

  • Frank Cook (1)

Members

  • John Bercow (0)
  • Karen Buck (1)
  • Andrew Dismore (1)
  • Louise Ellman (1)
  • Barbara Follett (1)
  • Don Foster (0)
  • Fabian Hamilton (1)
  • Siobhain McDonagh (0)
  • Lembit Ípik (1)
  • John Whittingdale (1)
  • John Mann (1)
  • Lee Scott (1)
  • Mary Creagh (0)
  • Ed Vaizey (1)
  • Mark Pritchard (1)
  • Virendra Sharma (0)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]