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.

  • Commons Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 25 April 2006 · 4 speeches

    [MissAnne Beggin theChair]

    • Clause1

      1 speech

      Registersof common land andgreens

    • Clause4

      8 speeches

      Commonsregistrationauthorities

    • Clause5

      1 speech

      Landto which Part 1applies

    • Clause11

      1 speech

      Re-allocationof attachedrights

    • Clause 16

      4 speeches

      Deregistration and exchange: applications

  • Commons Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 25 April 2006

    [MissAnne Beggin theChair]

    • Clause16

      7 speeches

      Deregistrationand exchange:applications

    • Clause17

      3 speeches

      Deregistrationand exchange:orders

  • Commons Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 27 April 2006

    [Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair]

    • Clause 37

      2 speeches

      Variation and revocation of establishment orders

    • Clause 38

      17 speeches

      Prohibition on works without consent

  • Commons Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 27 April 2006

    [Mr.Mike Weirin theChair]

    • Clause38

      23 speeches

      Prohibitionon works withoutconsent

    • Clause 45

      12 speeches

      Powers of local authorities over unclaimed land

    • Clause 46

      8 speeches

      Powers relating to unauthorised agricultural activities

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      Notice of inclosure ‘(1) Section 31 of the Commons Act 1876 (c. 56) (three months' notice of claim to inclose to be given in local papers) shall cease to have effect. (2) In section 3 of...

    • New Clause 2

      3 speeches

      Schemes under the commons act 1899 ‘(1) The Commons Act 1899 (c. 30) is amended as follows. (2) In section 1 (power of councils to make schemes for the regulation of commons)— (a) in...

    • New Clause 4

      8 speeches

      Duties of natural england ‘Natural England shall have a duty to promote the formation of statutory commons associations, the wellbeing of common land and the creation of village and town...

    • New Clause 5

      3 speeches

      Advisory committees ‘The appropriate national authority may appoint a committee of not more than 15 or less than seven members, representative of commoners and the public interest in common...

    • New Clause 6

      8 speeches

      Rights of way on commons ‘Where a vehicular track running through a common or village green, roadside waste or verge can be shown to have existed and to have been used regularly by persons...

    • Schedule2

      5 speeches

      Rectificationof mistakes etc under the 1965act

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 4)

Chairpersons

  • Anne Begg (2)
  • Michael Weir (2)

Members

  • Peter Atkinson (0)
  • David Drew (4)
  • David Kidney (4)
  • Tom Levitt (4)
  • Elfyn Llwyd (4)
  • Lord Blencathra (4)
  • James Paice (4)
  • Paddy Tipping (4)
  • Paul Truswell (4)
  • Tony Cunningham (4)
  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (4)
  • Roger Williams (4)
  • Helen Goodman (4)
  • Dan Rogerson (4)
  • Nia Griffith (2)
  • Philip Dunne (4)
  • Barbara Keeley (3)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]