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.

  • Gambling Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 9 November 2004 · 20 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • Gambling Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 9 November 2004 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Peter Pike in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - The licensing objectives

      21 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 7, after first 'crime', insert ', public nuisance'.—[Mr. Don Foster.] Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.

    • Clause 2 - Licensing authorities

      44 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 74, in clause 2, page 1, line 17, after 'councils', insert— '(iia) a unitary council.'. May I welcome you, Mr. Pike, to the Chair? This is my first time under...

    • Clause 3 - Gambling

      32 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 81, in clause 3, page 2, line 7, after '9', insert 'and section 11'. This is a probing amendment. We seek clarification from the Minister. Paragraph (b) says in...

    • Clause 4 - Remote gambling

      65 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 75, in clause 4, page 2, line 18, at end insert 'other than that used for the playing of linked and multiple bingo under a bingo operator's licence.'. The game of...

    • Clause 5 - Facilities for gambling

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 82, in clause 5, page 2, line 27, leave out 'operates and administers' and insert 'in whole or in part or operates'.

  • Gambling Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 11 November 2004

    [Mr. Peter Pike in the Chair]

    • Clause 5 - Facilities for gambling

      11 speeches

      Amendment proposed [9 November]: No. 82, in page 2, line 27, leave out the words 'operates and administers' and insert the words 'in whole or in part or operates'—[Mr. Moss.] Question...

    • Clause 6 - Gaming and Game of chance

      68 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 86, in clause 6, page 3, line 6, leave out 'a prize' and insert 'winnings'. The clause deals with gaming and games of chance and gives us some definitions in that...

    • Clause 9 - Betting: general

      32 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 25, in clause 9, page 5, line 3, at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (1A),'.

  • Gambling Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 11 November 2004 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 9 - Betting: general

      9 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 25, in clause 9, page 5, line 3, at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (1A),'.—[Mr. Hawkins.]

    • Clause 11 - Betting: prize competitions

      1 speech

      I beg to move amendment No. 13, in clause 11, page 5, line 30, leave out 'he guesses' and insert 'participants are required to guess'. This is merely a drafting amendment. Its purpose is to...

    • Clause 13 - Betting intermediary

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 123, in clause 13, page 6, line 16, at end insert— 'either electronically or by any other means.'. I stress that this is a probing amendment. Adding to the...

    • Clause 14 - Lottery

      43 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 53, in clause 14, page 6, line 24, leave out 'simple.'.

    • Clause 15 - Betting and gaming

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 91, in clause 15, page 7, line 30, at end insert 'which shall include forecast competitions and fantasy football competitions.'. The amendment is designed to seek...

    • Clause 17 - Lotteries and betting

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: No. 15, in clause 17, page 8, line 12, leave out 'entering' and insert 'participating in'. No. 16, in clause 17, page 8, line 17, leave out 'entering' and insert...

    • Clause 18 - Non-commercial society

      6 speeches

      Amendment proposed: No. 108, in clause 18, page 8, line 30, after 'society', insert '(which shall include a corporation)'.—[Mr. Moss.]

    • Schedule 3 - The Gambling Commission

      38 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 122, in schedule 3, page 154, line 19, at end insert— '1A The Secretary of State shall appoint at least one commissioner who appears to the Secretary of State...

  • Gambling Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 16 November 2004 · 25 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • Gambling Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 16 November 2004

    [Mr. Peter Pike in the Chair]

    • Clause 7 - Casino

      93 speeches

      Question proposed [This day], That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Codes of practice

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 206, in clause 23, page 10, line 25, leave out 'whether'.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 6)

Chairpersons

  • Roger Gale (3)
  • Mr Peter Pike (3)

Members

  • Lord Stratford (6)
  • Richard Caborn (6)
  • Ben Chapman (4)
  • Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (6)
  • Clive Efford (6)
  • Lord Foster of Bath (6)
  • Mr Nick Hawkins (6)
  • Joan Humble (6)
  • Eric Illsley (4)
  • Julie Kirkbride (6)
  • Baroness Morris of Yardley (3)
  • Malcolm Moss (6)
  • Mr Richard Page (5)
  • Bob Russell (6)
  • John Whittingdale (6)
  • Shaun Woodward (1)
  • Jon Cruddas (6)
  • Kevan Jones (4)
  • Ann McKechin (2)
  • John Pugh (2)
  • Tom Watson (6)
  • Liam Byrne (6)
  • Iain Wright (6)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]