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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.

  • Finance (No.2) Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 9 May 2006 · 4 speeches

    [Mr. EdwardO'Hara in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 1

      40 speeches

      Rates of tobacco products duty

    • Clause 2

      60 speeches

      Tobacco products duty: evasion

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 9 May 2006 · 2 speeches

    [Mr. Edward O'Harain the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 2

      17 speeches

      Tobacco products duty: evasion

    • Clause 4

      5 speeches

      Rates of duty on wine and made-wine

    • Clause 5

      5 speeches

      Repeal of provisions of ALDA 1979 of no practical utility etc

    • Clause 6

      7 speeches

      Rates until 1st September 2006

    • Clause 7

      36 speeches

      Rates from 1st september 2006

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 11 May 2006

    [Mr. Edward O'Harain the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 9

      12 speeches

      General betting duty: gaming machines 9.5 am

    • Clause 11

      3 speeches

      Definition of “gaming machine”

    • Clause 12

      9 speeches

      Classes of machine and rates of duty

    • Clause 18

      5 speeches

      Value of imported works of art etc: auctioneer’s commission

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 11 May 2006

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 18

      27 speeches

      Value of imported works of art etc: auctioneer’s commission

    • Clause 19

      45 speeches

      Missing trader intra-community fraud

    • Clause 21

      7 speeches

      Directions to keep records where belief VAT might not be paid

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 16 May 2006

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984)

    • Clause 24

      3 speeches

      Charge and main rate for financial year 2007

    • Clause 25

      1 speech

      Small companies’ rate and fraction for financial year 2006

    • Clause 27

      19 speeches

      Group relief where surrendering company not resident in UK

    • Schedule 1

      28 speeches

      Group relief where surrendering company not resident in the UK

    • Clause 28

      4 speeches

      Relief for research and development: subjects of clinical trials

    • Schedule 3

      9 speeches

      Claims for relief for research and development

    • Clause 30

      3 speeches

      Temporary increase in amount of first-year allowances for small enterprises

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 16 May 2006

    [Sir John Butterfillin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 30

      11 speeches

      Temporary increase in amount of first-year allowances for small enterprises

    • Clause 31

      9 speeches

      Meaning of “film” and related expressions

    • Clause 32

      62 speeches

      Meaning of “film production company”

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 18 May 2006

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984)

    • Clause 32

      9 speeches

      Meaning of “film production company”

    • Clause 33

      2 speeches

      Meaning of “film-making activities” etc.

    • Clause 36

      2 speeches

      Meaning of “qualifying co-production” and “co-producer”

    • Clause 37

      2 speeches

      Taxation of activities of film production company

    • Schedule 4

      23 speeches

      Taxation of activities of film production company

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 18 May 2006

    [sir john butterfillin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14 and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Schedule 4

      3 speeches

      taxation of activities of film production company

    • Clause 39

      10 speeches

      Conditions of relief: intended theatrical release

    • Clause 40

      2 speeches

      Conditions of relief: British Film

    • Schedule 5

      36 speeches

      Film tax relief: further provisions

    • Clause 46

      1 speech

      Films: withdrawal of existing reliefs (corporation tax)

    • Clause 54

      44 speeches

      Transactions with substantial donors

  • Finance (No.2) Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 23 May 2006

    [Mr. Edward O’Harain the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance...

    • Clause 57

      5 speeches

      Gift aid relief for companies wholly owned by one or more charities

    • Clause 58

      5 speeches

      Extension of restrictions on gift aid payments by close companies

    • Clause 59

      3 speeches

      Cars with a co2 emissions figure

    • Clause 63

      2 speeches

      Power to exempt use of vouchers or tokens to obtain exempt benefits

    • Clause 64

      4 speeches

      Payments to or in respect of victims of National-Socialist persecution

    • Clause 69

      26 speeches

      Restriction on a company’s allowable losses

    • Clause 70

      4 speeches

      Restrictions on companies buying losses or gains

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 23 May 2006

    [Sir John Butterfillin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14 and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 70

      7 speeches

      Restrictions on companies buying losses or gains

    • Clause 71

      4 speeches

      Other avoidance involving losses accruing to companies

    • Clause 75

      2 speeches

      Interest relief: film partnership

    • Schedule 6

      9 speeches

      Avoidance involving financial arrangements

    • Clause 78

      7 speeches

      Controlled foreign companies and treaty non-resident companies

    • Clause 80

      6 speeches

      Restriction of exemption from charge to income tax

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 25 May 2006 · 5 speeches

    [Mr. Edward O’Harain the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14 and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance...

    • Schedule 8

      22 speeches

      Long funding leases of plant or machinery

    • Schedule 9

      9 speeches

      Leases of plant or machinery: miscellaneous amendments

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    12th sitting · Tuesday, 6 June 2006

    [Mr. Edward O'Harain the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Schedule 9

      4 speeches

      Leases of plant or machinery: miscellaneous amendments

    • Clause 84

      3 speeches

      Disposal of plant or machinery subject to lease where income retained

    • Schedule 12

      12 speeches

      Settlements: Amendment of TCGA 1992 etc

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 6 June 2006

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of the provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance...

    • Schedule 13

      7 speeches

      Settlements: amendments to ICTA andITTOIA 2005 etc

    • Clause 90

      4 speeches

      Special trusts tax rates not to apply to social landlords’ service charge income

    • Clause 93

      1 speech

      Corporation tax relief for shares acquired under EMI option

    • Clause 99

      6 speeches

      Amendment of section 29 of theEnergyAct 2004

    • Clause 100

      4 speeches

      Amendment of section 30 of theEnergy Act 2004

    • Schedule 15

      13 speeches

      Accountancy change: spreading of adjustment

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    14th sitting · Thursday, 8 June 2006

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984)

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 8 June 2006

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984)

    • Clause 125

      8 speeches

      Movement of assets out of ring-fence

    • Clause 130

      0 speeches

      Automatic termination for breach of requirement

    • Schedule 17

      13 speeches

      Group Real Estate Investment Trusts: modifications

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    16th sitting · Tuesday, 13 June 2006

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984)

    • Clause 147

      4 speeches

      New basis for determining the market value of oil

    • Clause 149

      4 speeches

      Crude oil: power to make regulations

    • Clause 151

      0 speeches

      Oil: amendment of Schedule 10 to FA 1987

    • Clause 152

      0 speeches

      Oil: nomination excesses and corporation tax

    • Clause 153

      22 speeches

      Increase in rate of supplementary charge

    • Clause 156

      36 speeches

      Rates and rate bands for 2008-09 and 2009-10

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    17th sitting · Tuesday, 13 June 2006

    [Sir John Butterfillin the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    18th sitting · Thursday, 15 June 2006

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    19th sitting · Thursday, 15 June 2006

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14, and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Schedule 21

      23 speeches

      Taxable property held by investment-regulated pension schemes

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    20th sitting · Tuesday, 20 June 2006

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14 and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Schedule 21

      24 speeches

      Taxable property held by investment-regulated pension schemes

    • Schedule 23

      0 speeches

      Stamp duty land tax: amendments of Schedule 15 to FA 2003

    • Schedule 25

      0 speeches

      Stamp duty land tax: amendments of Schedule 17a to FA 2003

    • Clause 168

      4 speeches

      Demutualisation of insurance companies

  • Finance (No. 2) Bill

    21st sitting · Tuesday, 20 June 2006

    [Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] (Except clauses 13 to 15, 26, 61, 91 and 106, schedule 14 and new clauses relating to the effect of provisions of the Bill on section 18 of the Inheritance Tax...

    • Clause 174

      10 speeches

      International tax enforcement arrangements

    • New Clause 8

      15 speeches

      EXEMPTION FROM PRE-OWNED ASSET TAX FOR ESTATES BELOW IHT THRESHOLD ‘(1) Schedule 15 to Finance Act 2004 is amended as follows. (2) At the beginning of paragraph 3(1), insert the words...

    • New Clause 9

      6 speeches

      YIELD FROM FUEL DUTY AND VAT ON FUEL (NO. 2) ‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall publish a forecast for the price of crude oil that shall include— (a) the anticipated yield...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 21)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (5)
  • John Butterfill (8)
  • Edward O'Hara (8)

Members

  • Colin Breed (13)
  • John Healey (20)
  • John Heppell (21)
  • Stephen Hesford (16)
  • Baroness Primarolo (19)
  • Andy Reed (21)
  • Lord Young of Cookham (20)
  • Mark Francois (20)
  • Paul Goodman (19)
  • Mark Hoban (19)
  • John MacDougall (15)
  • Rob Marris (21)
  • Andrew Selous (20)
  • Mark Tami (15)
  • Viscount Thurso (8)
  • Iain Wright (19)
  • John Hemming (14)
  • Helen Goodman (19)
  • Brooks Newmark (16)
  • Kerry McCarthy (20)
  • Theresa Villiers (18)
  • Jamie Reed (16)
  • Julia Goldsworthy (16)
  • Sharon Hodgson (19)
  • David Gauke (20)
  • Celia Barlow (17)
  • Nia Griffith (19)
  • Philip Dunne (20)
  • Edward Balls (21)
  • Jeremy Wright (16)
  • Sadiq Khan (18)
  • Barbara Keeley (19)
  • Stewart Hosie (18)
  • Gordon Banks (18)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]