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 parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.

  • Animal Health Bill

    1st sitting · Thursday, 22 November 2001 · 33 speeches

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - Foot-and-mouth disease

      92 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 20, in page 1, leave out lines 9 and 10 and insert— ``(c) any animals the Minister has reasonable justification to believe should be slaughtered after...

  • Animal Health Bill

    2nd sitting · Thursday, 22 November 2001

    [Mr. Derek Conway in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

      98 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day], No. 86, in page 1, leave out lines 12 to 20 and insert— ``(1A) In applying subparagraph (1)(c) above the Minister will exclude animals not affected, nor...

  • Animal Health Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 29 November 2001

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - Foot-and-Mouth Disease

      131 speeches

      Amendment proposed [22 November]: No. 54, in page 1, line 20, at end insert— `(3A) After sub-paragraph (1) insert— ``(1A) The Minister may not cause to be slaughtered any animal...

  • Animal Health Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 29 November 2001 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Derek Conway in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1 - Adjusted compensation

      175 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 80, in page 12, line 6, leave out from `slaughtered' to end of line 8. This is a small amendment, and I seek clarification on it. It would omit paragraph 2(1)(b) so...

  • Animal Health Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 4 December 2001

    [Mr. Derek Conway in the Chair]

    • Clause 4 - Slaughter of vaccinated animals

      25 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 127, in page 2, line 34, after 'any', insert 'reasonable'. Proposed section 16A(3) states: ''The power conferred by this section extends to taking any— (a)...

    • Scrapie

      15 speeches

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

    • Schedule 2 - Adjusted compensation

      53 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 148, in page 15, line 23, at end insert— '(e) provide for the Minister to defray any costs of the keeper in respect of the identification and testing of any sheep;'.

  • Animal Health Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 4 December 2001

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Schedule 2 - Scrapie

      98 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 95, in page 18, line 18, leave out ''or third''.—[Mr. Breed.] Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.

    • Clause 6 - Treatment: power of entry

      20 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 109, in page 3, line 15, leave out 'inspector' and insert 'an authorised person of the Minister'. The changing of ''officer of the Minister'' to ''inspector'' adds...

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Committee membership and attendance (out of 6)

Chairpersons

  • Eric Illsley (3)
  • Derek Conway (3)

Members

  • Nick Ainger (4)
  • Charlotte Atkins (6)
  • Colin Breed (5)
  • Baroness Browning (6)
  • David Drew (6)
  • Mr Huw Edwards (6)
  • Cheryl Gillan (6)
  • Patrick Hall (6)
  • Elliot Morley (6)
  • Mrs Diana Organ (6)
  • Andy Reed (6)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (2)
  • Ann Winterton (6)
  • Richard Bacon (6)
  • Tony Cunningham (5)
  • Albert Owen (5)
  • Bill Wiggin (6)
  • Roger Williams (5)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]