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.

  • Hunting (Re-committed) Bill

    1st sitting · Thursday, 3 July 2003 · 48 speeches

    [Mrs. Marion Roe in the Chair]

    • Clause 5 - Hunting: defence

      0 speeches

      Amendment proposed: No. 4, in clause 5, page 2, leave out line 29.—[Alun Michael.] Question put, That the amendment be made:— The Committee divided: Ayes 19, Noes 9.

    • Clause 43 - Penalty

      0 speeches

      Amendment proposed: No. 61, in clause 43, page 16, leave out lines 24 to 26.—[Alun Michael.] Question put, That the amendment be made:— The Committee divided: Ayes 19, Noes 9.

    • Clause - Interpretation

      6 speeches

      Amendment proposed: No. 42, in clause 49, page 19, leave out lines 23 to 32.—[Alun Michael.] Question put, That the amendment be made:— The Committee divided: Ayes 19, Noes 9.

    • New clause 1 - Subordinate legislation

      0 speeches

      'An order of the Secretary of State under this Act— (a) shall be made by statutory instrument, (b) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each...

    • New clause 2 - Commencement

      0 speeches

      'This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of three months beginning with the date on which it is passed.'—[Alun Michael.] Brought up, and read the First time. Motion made...

    • Schedule 3 - Consequential amendments

      2 speeches

      Amendment proposed: No. 51, in schedule 3, page 28, line 18, leave out 'registered or'.—[Alun Michael.] Question put, That the amendment be made:— The Committee divided: Ayes 19, Noes 9.

  • Hunting (Re-committed) Bill

    2nd sitting · Thursday, 3 July 2003

    [Mrs. Marion Roe in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1 - Exempt Hunting

      121 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 75, in schedule 1, page 22, line 21, at end insert— ', or (aa) contributing to (i) the biological diversity of an area (within the meaning of the United...

    • New clause 8 - Compensation

      66 speeches

      '(1) The Secretary of State shall pay compensation to those who lose their employment owing to a ban on hunting. (2) The compensation will be equivalent to one year's lost remuneration and 100...

    • Clause 53 - Money

      4 speeches

      Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill. The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 17.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 2)

Chairpersons

  • Mr Peter Pike (1)
  • Mrs Marion Roe (1)

Members

  • Nick Ainger (2)
  • Ms Candy Atherton (2)
  • Lord Stratford (2)
  • Mr Peter Bradley (2)
  • Russell Brown (2)
  • Michael Foster (2)
  • Edward Garnier (2)
  • Andrew George (2)
  • James Gray (2)
  • Lord Deben (2)
  • Mike Hall (2)
  • Peter Luff (2)
  • Judy Mallaber (2)
  • Eric Martlew (2)
  • Alun Michael (2)
  • Elliot Morley (1)
  • Lembit Öpik (2)
  • Mrs Diana Organ (2)
  • Mr Colin Pickthall (2)
  • Andy Reed (1)
  • Nicholas Soames (2)
  • Paddy Tipping (2)
  • Alan Whitehead (2)
  • Lord Barker of Battle (2)
  • Mr Adrian Flook (2)
  • Paul Holmes (2)
  • Rob Marris (2)
  • Albert Owen (2)
  • Hugo Swire (2)
  • Mark Tami (2)
  • Hywel Williams (2)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]