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.

  • Tax Credits Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2002 · 5 speeches

    [Mr. Jimmy Hood in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - Introductory

      27 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 63, in, page 1, line 7, at end insert— '(1A) The child tax credit shall be a family benefit for the purposes of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1408/71.'. I hope...

    • Clause 2 - Functions of board

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 2, line 9, leave out subsection (2). As the Committee is aware, the clause brings the management of the new tax credits under the Inland Revenue and...

    • Clause 3 - Claims

      38 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 58, in page 2, line 37, after 'Kingdom', insert 'and/or in the European Union'.

    • Clause 4 - Claims: supplementary

      18 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 8, in clause 4, page 3, line 10, after 'manner', insert 'before an official of the Board who is satisfied that all facts necessary to establish the claim have been...

  • Tax Credits Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 4 - Claims: supplementary

      27 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 8, in page 3, line 10, after 'manner', insert 'before an official of the Board who is satisfied that all facts necessary to establish the claim have been made...

    • Clause 7 - Income test

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 65, in page 5, line 10, leave out from 'means' to end of line 23 and insert 'current year income or previous year income as prescribed in regulations.'. This is the...

  • Tax Credits Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2002

    [MR. JIMMY HOOD in the Chair]

    • Clause 7 - Income test

      41 speeches

      Amendment proposed [15 January]: No. 65, in page 5, line 10, to leave out from the word 'means' to the end of line 23 and to insert the words 'current year income or previous year income as...

    • Clause 8 - Entitlement

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 66, in page 6, line 19, leave out from 'who' to end of line 21 and insert 'either— (a) has not attained such age (greater than sixteen) as is prescribed and...

    • Clause 9 - Maximum rate

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 50, in page 6, line 32, at end insert 'and, (c) an element in respect of any second adult in the benefit unit'.

  • Tax Credits Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2002

    [Mr. Nigel Beard in the Chair]

    • Clause 9 - Maximum rate

      12 speeches

      Amendment moved [this day]: No. 50, in page 6, line 32, at end insert 'and, (c) an element in respect of any second adult in the benefit unit'.

    • Clause 10 - Entitlement

      40 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 78, in page 7, line 16, at end add 'and having one or more children or qualifying young persons in their direct care, in the case of the basic element as defined in...

    • Clause 11 - Maximum rate

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 32, in page 8, line 19, at end add— '(8) The prescribed manner of determination must take account of the needs of all the members of a married couple or an...

    • Clause 12 - Child care element

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 33, in page 8, line 26, at end insert— '(2A) The charges of a prescribed description under subsection (2) may include an amount to take account of the loss of...

  • Tax Credits Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2002 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Jimmy Hood in the Chair]

    • Clause 23 - Payments

      77 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 94, in page 16, line 19, leave out 'Subject to section 24'.

  • Tax Credits Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2002

    [Mr. Nigel Beard in the Chair]

    • Clause 23 - Payments

      5 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 101, in page 16, line 21, at end insert— 'provided that the regulations shall not directly or indirectly require the recipient to hold a bank...

    • Clause 27 - Overpayments

      21 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 67, in page 18, line 44, at end insert— 'but such a decision may only be made after it has been finally determined (on appeal or otherwise) under subsection...

    • Clause 28 - Recovery of overpayments

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 52, in page 19, line 35, at end add— '(6) Where an amount is liable to be repaid under subsections (3) to (5), the amount repaid in any period may not exceed a...

    • Clause 32 - Supplementary

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 117, in page 21, line 30, leave out 'has effect' and insert— 'shall take effect on the laying by the Board before both Houses of Parliament of a statement...

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Committee membership and attendance (out of 6)

Chairpersons

  • Mr Nigel Beard (2)
  • Jimmy Hood (3)
  • Edward O'Hara (1)

Members

  • Lord Boateng (3)
  • Karen Buck (5)
  • Mr Roger Casale (6)
  • James Clappison (6)
  • Lord Flight (6)
  • Peter Luff (6)
  • Mr Chris Pond (6)
  • Baroness Primarolo (5)
  • Helen Southworth (6)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (6)
  • Steve Webb (6)
  • Anthony D Wright (5)
  • Jon Cruddas (6)
  • Mark Hoban (6)
  • Jim Sheridan (5)
  • Hugo Swire (5)
  • Richard Younger-Ross (4)
  • Chris Mole (6)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]