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.

  • Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 30 March 2010 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] 

    • Clause 1

      5 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.  I want to begin by putting on record once again my thanks to the Clerk for the help that the Public Bill Office has offered and...

    • Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.  I do not wish to detain the Committee unnecessarily, but I want to rattle off three quick points for the promoter of the...

    • Clause 4

      1 speech

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill. 

    • Clause 6

      1 speech

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.  This clause is necessary. For those who know about mid-Atlantic democracy, a thousand years ago Iceland had a Parliament that met...

    • Clause 10

      0 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.  Briefly, may I highlight the point made by the hon. Member for Ynys Môn that there should be a positive side to the Bill? I...

    • Clause 12

      1 speech

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill. 

    • Clause 16

      0 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.  I want to ask the hon. Member for Ynys Môn about Northern Ireland. I have two points: one is that I neglected to say what a...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)

Chairpersons

  • Edward O'Hara (1)

Members

  • Peter Bottomley (1)
  • David Drew (1)
  • Nigel Evans (1)
  • Barry Gardiner (0)
  • Andrew George (1)
  • Lindsay Hoyle (1)
  • Alun Michael (1)
  • James Paice (1)
  • Chris Ruane (0)
  • Kevin Brennan (1)
  • Rob Marris (0)
  • Albert Owen (1)
  • Mark Williams (1)
  • Nia Griffith (1)
  • Daniel Kawczynski (0)
  • Edward Timpson (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]