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.

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 17 October 2006 · 10 speeches

    [Mr. David Amessin the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      94 speeches

      Employment and support allowance

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 17 October 2006

    [Mr. Jimmy Hoodin the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      7 speeches

      Employment and support allowance

    • Schedule 1

      23 speeches

      Employment and support allowance: additional conditions

    • Clause 2

      84 speeches

      Amount of contributory allowance

    • Clause 3

      9 speeches

      Deductions from contributory allowance: supplementary

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 19 October 2006

    [Mr. Jimmy Hoodin the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      8 speeches

      Deductions from contributory allowance: supplementary

    • Clause 4

      15 speeches

      Amount of income-related allowance

    • Clause 5

      3 speeches

      Advance award of income-related allowance

    • Clause 6

      2 speeches

      Amount payable where claimant entitled to both forms of allowance

    • Clause 7

      2 speeches

      Exclusion of payments below prescribed minimum

    • Clause 8

      29 speeches

      Limited capability for work

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 19 October 2006

    [Mr. David Amessin the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      117 speeches

      Limited capability for work

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 24 October 2006

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      51 speeches

      Limited capability for work

    • Clause 9

      36 speeches

      Limited capability for work-related activity

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 24 October 2006

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 9

      72 speeches

      Limited capability for work-related activity

    • Clause 10

      78 speeches

      Work-focused health-related assessments

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 26 October 2006

    [Mr. David Amessin the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      33 speeches

      Work-focused health-related assessments

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 26 October 2006

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 13

      16 speeches

      Action plans in connection with work-focused interviews

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 31 October 2006

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      16 speeches

      Directions about work-related activity

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 31 October 2006

    [Mr. Jimmy Hoodin the Chair]

    • Clause 19

      18 speeches

      Relationship with statutory payments

    • Schedule 3

      4 speeches

      Consequential amendments relating to Part 1

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      Recovery of sums in respect of maintenance ‘(1) Regulations may make provision for the court to have power to make a recovery order against any person where an award of income-related...

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Deemed entitlement for other purposes ‘Regulations may provide for a person who would be entitled to an employment and support allowance but for the operation of any provision of, or made...

    • New Clause 6

      3 speeches

      Interviews and assessments ‘It shall be a duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that in respect of interviews and assessments conducted in accordance with Part 1 of this Act (a)...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Duty to report on impact of Part I on older people and others ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall annually lay before Parliament a report on the effects of Part One of this Act on recipients...

    • New Clause 13

      0 speeches

      Earnings disregard level ‘(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations that the level of earnings disregard for claimants of Employment and Support Allowance shall be set at a level that...

    • New Clause 14

      9 speeches

      Part-time work and employment and support allowance ‘The Secretary of State shall be required to introduce a pilot to assess the impact of permitting a claimant who is a member of the...

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 2 November 2006 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Jimmy Hoodin the Chair]

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 2 November 2006 · 6 speeches

    [Mr. David Amessin the Chair]

    • Clause 28

      52 speeches

      Loss of housing benefit following eviction for anti-social behaviour, etc.

    • Clause 29

      3 speeches

      Housing benefit and council tax benefit for persons taking up employment

    • Clause 33

      9 speeches

      Supply of information by rent officers

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 12)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (8)
  • Jimmy Hood (4)

Members

  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (12)
  • Russell Brown (12)
  • John Heppell (12)
  • Anne McGuire (12)
  • Kali Mountford (12)
  • Jim Murphy (12)
  • David Ruffley (12)
  • John Robertson (11)
  • Wayne David (12)
  • David Laws (2)
  • Natascha Engel (11)
  • Alison Seabeck (10)
  • Jeremy Hunt (12)
  • John Penrose (8)
  • Adam Afriyie (9)
  • Danny Alexander (12)
  • Gordon Banks (10)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]