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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.

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 4 July 2006 · 3 speeches

    [Mrs. Joan Humblein the Chair]

    • None

      42 speeches

      The “public benefit” test

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 4 July 2006 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Roger Galein the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      59 speeches

      The “public benefit” test

    • Clause 4

      11 speeches

      Guidance as to operation of public benefit requirement

    • Clause 5

      11 speeches

      Special provisions about recreational charities, sports clubs etc.

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 6 July 2006

    [Mrs. Joan Humblein the Chair]

    • Clause 7

      51 speeches

      The Commission’s objectives, general functions and duties

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 6 July 2006

    [Mr. Roger Galein the Chair]

    • Clause 7

      38 speeches

      The Commission’s objectives, general functions and duties

    • Schedule 4

      13 speeches

      Appeals and applications to Charity Appeal Tribunal

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 11 July 2006 · 16 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Galein the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      5 speeches

      Interim changes in threshold for registration of small charities

    • Schedule 5

      30 speeches

      Exempt charities: increased regulations under 1993 Act

    • Clause 15

      38 speeches

      Application cy-près by reference to current circumstances

    • Clause 20

      8 speeches

      Power to give specific directions for protection of charity

    • Clause 23

      3 speeches

      Participation of Scottish and Northern Irish charities in common investment schemes etc.

    • Clause 28

      13 speeches

      Annual audit or examination of accounts of charities which are not companies

    • Clause 34

      5 speeches

      Charitable incorporated organisations

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 11 July 2006 · 11 speeches

    [Mrs. Joan Humblein the Chair]

    • Schedule 7

      40 speeches

      Charitable incorporated organisations

    • Clause 36

      13 speeches

      Remuneration of trustees etc. providing services to charity

    • Clause 37

      1 speech

      Disqualification of trustee receiving remuneration by virtue of section 36

    • Clause 38

      18 speeches

      Power of Commission to relieve trustees, auditors etc. from liability for breach of trust or duty

    • Clause 42

      4 speeches

      Power to modify powers or procedures

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 11 July 2006

    [Mrs. Joan Humblein the Chair]

    • Clause 45

      65 speeches

      Regulation of public charitable collections

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    7th sitting · Thursday, 13 July 2006

    [Mrs. Joan Humblein the Chair]

    • Clause 53

      0 speeches

      Grounds for refusing to issue a certificate

    • Clause 67

      3 speeches

      Statements indicating benefits for charitable institutions and fund-raisers

  • Charities Bill [Lords]

    8th sitting · Thursday, 13 July 2006 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Roger Galein the Chair]

    • Clause 67

      9 speeches

      Statements indicating benefits for charitable institutions and fund-raisers

    • Clause 69

      2 speeches

      Reserve power to control fund-raising by charitable institutions

    • Clause 70

      10 speeches

      Power of Secretary of State to give financial assistance to charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institutions

    • Clause 72

      13 speeches

      Report on operation of this Act

    • Clause 74

      2 speeches

      Amendments, repeals, revocations and transitional provisions

    • New Clause 1

      4 speeches

      Duties of trustees ‘(1) A charity trustee must, in exercising functions in that capacity, act in the interests of the charity and must, in particular— (a) seek, in good faith, to...

    • New Clause 6

      10 speeches

      Disqualification for acting as a charity trustee

    • New Clause 7

      18 speeches

      Loss of charitable status ‘Where charitable status is withdrawn from any organisation or institution the assets of that charity must be deployed or protected for the charitable purpose for...

    • New Clause 8

      3 speeches

      The Charity Independent Complaints Reviewer ‘After section 2D of the 1993 Act (inserted by section 8 of this Act) insert— “Part 1B THE CHARITY INDEPENDENT COMPLAINTS REVIEWER 2E...

    • New Clause 9

      0 speeches

      Appointment and payment of the Receiver and Manager ‘(1) In section 19(1) of the Charities Act 1993, at end insert “subject to a public tender exercise conducted in line with best...

    • New Clause 10

      5 speeches

      Property in trusts from residuary legacies ‘(1) After section 36(5) of the Charities Act 1993 (c.10) insert— “(5A) References to a “charity trustee” in this section...

    • New Clause 11

      17 speeches

      Small charities: remittance of fees ‘(1) Where any fee or charge is payable to a local authority under any enactment, the local authority may draw up and operate a scheme of fee remittances...

    • New Clause 13

      3 speeches

      Exercise of information powers ‘Before section 8 of the 1993 Act insert— “Z8 Exercise of information powers In undertaking any action under sections 19, 20 or 26, the Commission...

    • New Clause 14

      0 speeches

      Disclosure of information to and by Northern Ireland regulator ‘(1) This section applies if a body (referred to in this section as “the Northern Ireland regulator”) is...

    • New Clause 15

      19 speeches

      Human rights compliance ‘(1) The Commission shall investigate the activities of a charity where it receives an allegation, substantiated by evidence,  that the charity, acting in...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 9)

Chairpersons

  • Roger Gale (4)
  • Joan Humble (5)

Members

  • Liz Blackman (9)
  • Peter Bottomley (8)
  • Tom Levitt (9)
  • Alun Michael (7)
  • Mark Todd (8)
  • Adrian Bailey (9)
  • Andrew Turner (9)
  • Angela Watkinson (9)
  • Helen Goodman (9)
  • Stephen Williams (9)
  • Martin Horwood (9)
  • Ed Miliband (9)
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods (9)
  • James Duddridge (9)
  • Rob Flello (7)
  • Lynda Waltho (9)
  • Peter Bone (7)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]