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.

  • Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill

    1st sitting · Wednesday, 26 April 2006 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      9 speeches

      Assaulting or impeding certain providers of emergency services

    • Clause 2

      13 speeches

      Assaulting or impeding certain emergency workers responding to emergency circumstances

    • Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Assaulting or impeding persons assisting emergency workers

    • Clause 4

      1 speech

      Provisions supplementary to sections 1 to 3

    • Clause 9

      1 speech

      Short title, commencement and extent

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      Repeals ‘Section 44(3) and (4) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c.21) shall cease to have effect.'. —[Mr. Alan Williams.]

    • Title

      1 speech

      Amendment made: No. 34, in title, line 1, leave out ‘assault or impede' and insert ‘obstruct or hinder'.—[Mr. Alan Williams.]

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (1)

Members

  • Andrew Dismore (1)
  • Clive Efford (1)
  • Ann Keen (0)
  • Fiona Mactaggart (1)
  • Steve Pound (1)
  • Alan Williams (1)
  • Adrian Bailey (1)
  • Derek Conway (0)
  • Ian Liddell-Grainger (0)
  • Angela Watkinson (0)
  • Richard Younger-Ross (1)
  • Nick Herbert (1)
  • Stephen Williams (0)
  • Kitty Ussher (1)
  • Mike Penning (0)
  • Emily Thornberry (1)
  • Nia Griffith (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]