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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.

  • Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 12 June 2007

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      12 speeches

      Strategies for functions of Council

    • Clause 5

      16 speeches

      Young people’s learning committee and adult learning committee

    • Clause 6

      9 speeches

      Duty in relation to diversity and choice

    • Clause 14

      11 speeches

      Incorporation of further education institutions

    • Clause 15

      3 speeches

      Dissolution of further education corporations

  • Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 12 June 2007

    (Afternoon)

    • Clause 17

      90 speeches

      Power to award foundation degrees

    • Clause 20

      5 speeches

      Consultation by governing bodies of further education institutions

    • Clause 21

      3 speeches

      Qualifications of prinicipals of further education institutions

  • Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 14 June 2007

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • New Clause 1

      26 speeches

      Intervention: England ‘Before section 57 of FHEA 1992, insert— “56A Intervention: England (1) This section applies if the Learning and Skills Council for England is satisfied as...

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Intervention: Wales ‘(1) Section 57 of FHEA 1992 (intervention) is amended as set out in subsections (2) to (4). (2) In subsection (2) (conditions for intervention), for paragraph (d)...

    • New Clause 7

      20 speeches

      Report on inspection bodies etc. ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an independent report to Parliament on the operational efficiency and effectiveness of organisations...

  • Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 14 June 2007

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • New Clause 7

      18 speeches

      Report on inspection bodies etc. ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an independent report to Parliament on the operational efficiency and effectiveness of organisations...

    • Clause 22

      7 speeches

      Conditions relating to levy proposals

    • Clause 25

      20 speeches

      Powers of National Assembly for Wales

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 4)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (4)

Members

  • Nick Ainger (4)
  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (2)
  • Ian Cawsey (4)
  • Ann Cryer (4)
  • John Hayes (4)
  • Phil Hope (4)
  • Austin Mitchell (4)
  • Bill Rammell (4)
  • Angela Watkinson (4)
  • Sarah Teather (4)
  • David Anderson (4)
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods (4)
  • Greg Mulholland (4)
  • Rob Wilson (4)
  • Jeremy Wright (3)
  • Angela Smith (4)
  • Gordon Banks (4)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]