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.

  • London Olympics Bill

    1st sitting · Thursday, 13 October 2005

    [Mr. Jimmy Hood in the Chair]

    • Clause 39 - Short title

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 64, in page 26, line 6, after 'Olympics', insert 'and Paralympics'. We are obviously going to make great progress, which I am sure the whole Committee is delighted...

    • Clause 1 - Interpretation of principal terms

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 30, in page 2, line 15, at end insert ', and (h) ''sustainable development'' means development that will strive to incorporate— (i) low carbon emissions; (ii)...

  • London Olympics Bill

    2nd sitting · Thursday, 13 October 2005

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1 - The Olympic Delivery Authority

      33 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 7, in page 27, line 15, at end insert 'and (c) equality matters including disability access and inclusive design'.—[Mr. Don Foster.] Question again...

    • Clause 4 - General functions

      53 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 54, in clause 4, page 2, line 43, at end insert 'or (d) ensuring the safety of individuals participating in or attending London Olympic events and the security of...

    • Clause 5 - Planning

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 55, in clause 5, page 4, line 26, at end insert 'including the principle of working in partnership with local authorities'.

    • Clause 6 - Street lighting and cleaning

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 56, in page 4, line 44, leave out 'may arrange' and insert 'must contract'. I bring this issue up because it would be useful to get the Minister's view on it. Like so...

    • Clause 8 - Olympic Transport Plan

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 7, line 3, after 'plan,', insert '(ja) Network Rail, (jb) Cross London Rail Links (CLRL) or its successor, (jc) utility companies the Authority thinks...

    • Clause 10 - Co-operation

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 60, in page 8, line 17, at end insert 'by order made by statutory instrument'.

    • Clause 11 - Functions affecting London Olympics

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 34, in page 9, line 11, at end insert ', or (iii) any objection sent under sub-paragraph (ii) has been withdrawn in writing, or (iv) the Secretary of State, having...

    • Clause 13 - Traffic regulation orders: enforcement

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 62, in clause 13, page 10, line 17, leave out '5' and insert '1'. In the July briefing on the Bill that the Minister kindly arranged, we discussed this clause in some...

    • Clause 15 - Office of Rail Regulation

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 37, in clause 15, page 11, line 20, leave out from beginning to 'the' in line 23 and insert '(1) 'The list of objectives in section 4(1) of the Railways Act 1993...

  • London Olympics Bill

    3rd sitting · Tuesday, 18 October 2005

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 17 - Advertising regulations

      49 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 73, in page 12, line 3, leave out ‘in the vicinity of London Olympics events’ and insert ‘during the London Olympics period which is displayed in or...

    • Clause 19 - Offence

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 16, in page 14, line 3, leave out subsection (2). We are back to advertising. Subsection (2) contradicts the concept that everyone in this country and certainly our...

    • Clause 20 - Enforcement: power of entry

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 74, in page 14, line 21, leave out ‘on other land or premises);’ and insert ‘elsewhere);’. The amendment ensures that enforcement officers have...

    • Clause 21 - Role of Olympic Delivery Authority

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 49, in page 16, line 18, at end insert— ‘(3A)The Olympic Delivery Authority may institute criminal proceedings in respect of an offence under section 19....

    • Clause 26 - Enforcement: power of entry

      1 speech

      I beg to move amendment No. 75, in clause 26, page 19, line 25, at end insert— ‘(3A)An article removed— (a)if removed by an enforcement officer, shall as soon as is reasonably...

    • Clause 27 - Role of Olympic Delivery Authority

      0 speeches

      Amendment made: No. 50, in clause 27, page 20, line 27, at end insert— ‘(3A)The Olympic Delivery Authority may institute criminal proceedings in respect of an offence under section...

    • Clause 29 - Sale of Tickets

      7 speeches

      As subsequent Government amendments cover the same point as amendment No. 12 and are more effective, I shall not proceed with it.

  • London Olympics Bill

    4th sitting · Tuesday, 18 October 2005

    [Mr. Jimmy Hood in the Chair]

    • Clause 32 - Greater London Authority: powers

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 63, in clause 32, page 22, line 31, after ‘London’, insert ‘which are hosting an Olympic event’. The effect of the amendment is fairly obvious....

    • Clause 34 - Regional development agencies

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 9, in clause 34, page 24, line 2, leave out ‘at the request of’ and insert ‘after consultation with’. When we consider the role of the regional...

    • New Clause 2 - Security

      0 speeches

      ‘(1)In exercising its functions the Olympic Delivery Authority shall have regard to the importance of ensuring— (a)the safety of individuals participating in or attending London...

    • New Clause 3 - Scotland

      2 speeches

      ‘(1)In its application to Scotland, this Act has effect subject to the following modifications. (2)“Enactment”, except in section 7(2)(d)(iv), includes an enactment contained...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 4)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (2)
  • Jimmy Hood (3)

Members

  • Richard Caborn (4)
  • Lord Foster of Bath (4)
  • Andy Reed (4)
  • Claire Ward (4)
  • Derek Wyatt (4)
  • Jacqui Lait (2)
  • John Robertson (4)
  • John Mann (4)
  • Hugh Robertson (4)
  • Andrew Selous (0)
  • Mark Tami (4)
  • Maria Miller (2)
  • Andrew Pelling (2)
  • Meg Hillier (4)
  • Lyn Brown (3)
  • Pat McFadden (4)
  • Jo Swinson (4)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]