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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.

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 28 March 2006 · 4 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 28 March 2006

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 30 March 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 30 March 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 5 - School improvement partners

      22 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 61, in clause 5, page 3, line 22, leave out from ‘must’ to end of line 25 and insert ‘, with a view to improving standards, appoint suitable persons...

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 18 April 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      73 speeches

      School improvement partners

    • Clause 6

      7 speeches

      Functions in respect of recreation etc

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 18 April 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 6

      50 speeches

      Functions in respect of recreation etc

    • New Clause 2

      13 speeches

      Education of children detained under an order of court ‘(1) Chapter 5 of Part 10 of EA 1996 (Persons not covered by the Act) shall be amended as follows. (2) Leave out section 562 (Act not...

    • Clause 7

      27 speeches

      Invitation for proposals for establishment of new schools

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 20 April 2006 · 1 speech

    [Frank Cookin the Chair]

    • Clause 7

      54 speeches

      Invitation for proposals for establishment of new schools

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 20 April 2006 · 114 speeches

    [Frank Cookin the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      15 speeches

      Consultation and publicity in relation to notice and proposals under section 7

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 25 April 2006

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 9

      27 speeches

      Publication of proposals with consent of Secretary of State

    • Clause 10

      25 speeches

      Publication of proposals to establish maintained schools: special cases

    • Clause 11

      6 speeches

      Establishment of school as federated school

    • Clause 14

      24 speeches

      Proposals for discontinuance of schools maintained by local education authority

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 25 April 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chopein the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      5 speeches

      Proposals for discontinuance of schools maintained by local education authority

    • Clause 16

      13 speeches

      Direction requiring discontinuance of community or foundation special school

    • Schedule 2

      14 speeches

      Proposals for establishment or discontinuance of schools in England

    • Clause 17

      76 speeches

      Alterations that may be made under section 18

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 27 April 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chopein the Chair]

    • Clause 18

      17 speeches

      Publication of proposals for alteration of school

    • Clause 19

      35 speeches

      Proposals under section 18: procedure

    • Clause 20

      3 speeches

      Right of governing body to determine own foundation proposals

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 27 April 2006

    [Frank Cookin the Chair]

    • Clause 20

      16 speeches

      Right of governing body to determine own foundation proposals

    • Clause 21

      15 speeches

      Rights of interested bodies in relation to proposals under section 19

    • Clause23

      10 speeches

      Proposalsfor removal of foundation or reduction in foundationgovernors

    • Clause 27

      2 speeches

      Abolition of school organisation committees

    • Schedule 3

      10 speeches

      Amendments relating to school organisation

    • Clause 32

      20 speeches

      Parent councils for certain foundation or foundation special schools

    • Clause 33

      2 speeches

      Funding of voluntary aided schools: meaning of “capital expenditure”

    • Clause 34

      11 speeches

      Disposals and changes of use of land

    • Schedule 4

      10 speeches

      Disposals and changes of use of land

    • Clause 35

      14 speeches

      General duties of governing body of maintained school

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 2 May 2006

    [Mr.Christopher Chopein theChair]

    • Clause36

      101 speeches

      Generalrestriction on selection byability

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 2 May 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chopein the Chair]

    • Clause 36

      6 speeches

      General restriction on selection by ability

    • Clause 39

      21 speeches

      Support for parental preferences

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 2 May 2006 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Christopher Chopein the Chair]

    • Clause 41

      6 speeches

      Restrictions on alteration of admissions arrangements

    • Clause 42

      6 speeches

      Objections to admission arrangements

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    15th sitting · Tuesday, 9 May 2006 · 10 speeches

    [Frank Cookin the Chair]

    • Clause 42

      8 speeches

      Objections to admission arrangements

    • New Clause 27

      8 speeches

      DIRECTION TO ADMIT LOOKED AFTER CHILD TO SPECIFIED SCHOOL ‘(1) After section 97 of SSFA 1998 insert— “97A Direction to admit looked after child to specified school (1) A local...

    • New Clause 28

      0 speeches

      Procedure for giving directions under section 96 of SSFA 1998 ‘In section 97 of SSFA 1998 (procedure for giving directions under section 96)— (a) in subsection (2)(b)— (i) for...

    • New Clause 29

      0 speeches

      Directions to admit child to specified school: supplementary provisions ‘(1) In section 94 of SSFA 1998 (appeal arrangements: general), in subsection (1)(a) after “section 96”...

    • New Clause 30

      0 speeches

      Looked after children to whom section 87(2) of SSFA 1998 applies: references to adjudicator ‘(1) In section 95 of SSFA 1998 (appeals relating to children to whom section 87(2) applies)...

    • New Clause 31

      0 speeches

      Provision of advice by adjudicator ‘In section 25 of SSFA 1998 (adjudicators) after subsection (3) insert— “(3A) When asked to do so by the Secretary of State, an adjudicator...

    • New Clause 33

      0 speeches

      Power of Assembly to make regulations about admission of looked after children ‘(1) After section 97C of SSFA 1998 (inserted by section (Directions to admit child to specified school:...

    • New Clause 4

      9 speeches

      Admissions administration ‘(1) Chapter 1 of Part III of SSFA 1998 (schools admissions) is amended as follows. (2) After section 89 insert the following section— “89A Admissions...

    • New Clause 5

      4 speeches

      Admission authorities ‘(1) Section 88 of SSFA 1998 (admission authorities and admission agreements) is amended as follows. (2) at end of subsection (1) insert— “(c) in relation...

    • NewClause18

      4 speeches

      Powersof local education authority in respect of supportservices ‘(1) A localeducation authority in England may make such provision as it thinks fitto ensure the availability to schools...

    • NewClause56

      3 speeches

      Useof property held in trust for purpose of primaryeducation ‘A local authoritywhich holds property as a trustee for purposes to which the ElementaryEducation Act 1870 applied may apply the...

    • Clause46

      5 speeches

      Meaningof “maintained school” and “elgible forintervention”

    • Clause47

      22 speeches

      Warningnotice by local educationauthority

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    16th sitting · Tuesday, 9 May 2006

    • Clause 61

      104 speeches

      Curriculum requirements for the fourth key stage

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    16th sitting · Tuesday, 9 May 2006 · 48 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 62

      5 speeches

      Education and training to satisfy entitlements

    • Clause 64

      14 speeches

      LEAs in England: provision of travel arrangements etc for children

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    17th sitting · Wednesday, 10 May 2006

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 73

      28 speeches

      Provision of food and drink on school premises etc

    • Clause 74

      2 speeches

      Power to charge for provision of meals etc

    • Clause 75

      16 speeches

      Responsibility of governing body for discipline

    • Clause 76

      12 speeches

      Determination by head teacher of behaviour policy

    • Clause 77

      8 speeches

      Meaning of “disciplinary penalty”

    • Clause 78

      18 speeches

      Enforcement of disciplinary penalties: general

    • Clause 79

      10 speeches

      Enforcement of disciplinary penalties: detention outside normal hours

    • Clause 80

      13 speeches

      Power of members of staff to use force

    • Clause 81

      8 speeches

      Defence where confiscation lawful

    • Clause 85

      10 speeches

      Parenting orders in case of exclusion or misbehaviour

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    18th sitting · Thursday, 11 May 2006

    [Mr. Christopher Chopein the Chair]

    • Clause 86

      3 speeches

      Parenting contracts and parenting orders: further provisions

    • Clause 87

      3 speeches

      Duty of governing body or proprietor where pupil excluded for fixed period

    • Clause 88

      6 speeches

      Duty of local education authority in relation to excluded pupils

    • Clause 90

      32 speeches

      Duty of parent in relation to excluded pupil

    • Clause 92

      5 speeches

      Penalty notice in respect of presence of excluded pupil in public place

    • Clause 96

      14 speeches

      Sums received under section 444A of Education Act 1996

    • New Clause 45

      5 speeches

      Home-school contracts ‘(1) Section 111 of SSFA 1998 is amended as follows. (2) Omit subsections (4)(b), (4)(c) and (5). (3) After subsection (4) insert— “(4A) A governing body...

  • Education and Inspections Bill

    19th sitting · Thursday, 11 May 2006

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 98

      6 speeches

      The Office for Standards in Education,Children’s Services and Skills

    • Clause 99

      7 speeches

      Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills

    • Schedule 11

      3 speeches

      The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

    • Schedule 12

      5 speeches

      The Chief Inspector and other inspectors etc.

    • Clause 103

      10 speeches

      Performance of Office’s functions

    • Clause 105

      21 speeches

      Performance of Chief Inspector’s functions

    • Clause 110

      19 speeches

      Inspection of education and training to which this Chapter applies

    • Clause 120

      8 speeches

      Abolition of Adult Learning Inspectorate

    • Clause 121

      3 speeches

      Functions to which this Chapter applies and related activities

    • Clause 140

      3 speeches

      Payment of annual fee to the Chief Inspector by local authorities

    • Schedule 14

      0 speeches

      Minor and consequential amendments relating to part 8

    • Schedule 15

      3 speeches

      Transitional provisions and savings relating to part 8

    • New Clause 32

      3 speeches

      Inspection of foundation schools ‘(1) A foundation school established under the provisions of section 7 or section 9 shall be subject to inspection by OFSTED, provided that— (a) the...

    • New Clause 42

      3 speeches

      Frequency of inspections (no. 2) ‘(1) Section 5 of EA 2005 (duty to inspect certain schools at prescribed intervals) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (1) omit “at such...

    • New Clause 50

      3 speeches

      Adult learning director ‘(1) One of the persons appointed to the staff of the Office under paragraph 6 of Schedule 11 is to be appointed as Adult Learning Director. (2) The Adult Learning...

    • Clause 145

      7 speeches

      Power of Chief Inspector to investigate complaints by parents about schools

    • Clause147

      5 speeches

      Powerto repeal references to ‘local education authority’ and‘children’s services authority’etc

    • New Clause 52

      0 speeches

      Time limits relating to statements of special educational needs ‘(1) Chapter 1 of Part 4 of EA 1996 (children with special educational needs) is amended as follows. (2) In Schedule 26...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 21)

Chairpersons

  • Christopher Chope (10)
  • Frank Cook (11)

Members

  • Ian Cawsey (17)
  • David Chaytor (21)
  • James Clappison (13)
  • Nick Gibb (21)
  • John Hayes (21)
  • Phil Hope (21)
  • Edward Leigh (21)
  • Laura Moffatt (21)
  • Jonathan R Shaw (21)
  • Jacqui Smith (15)
  • Annette Brooke (20)
  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (6)
  • Sarah Teather (21)
  • Nadine Dorries (21)
  • David Evennett (21)
  • Andrew Gwynne (18)
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods (21)
  • Meg Hillier (21)
  • Greg Mulholland (19)
  • Jessica Morden (19)
  • Rob Wilson (19)
  • Angela Smith (21)
  • Anne Snelgrove (21)
  • Mary Creagh (21)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]