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.

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 24 April 2007 · 39 speeches

    [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      23 speeches

      Removal of categories of mental disorder

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 24 April 2007

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      105 speeches

      Changes to exclusions from operation of 1983 Act

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 26 April 2007 · 1 speech

    [Miss anne begg in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      69 speeches

      Impaired decision making: admission for assessment and treatment

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 26 April 2007

    [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      74 speeches

      Impaired decision making: admission for assessment and treatment

    • Clause 5

      48 speeches

      Replacement of “treatability” and “care” tests with appropriate treatment test

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 1 May 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      78 speeches

      Replacement of “treatability” and “care” tests with appropriate treatment test

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 1 May 2007

    (Afternoon)

    • Clause 6

      52 speeches

      Approval of local spending plans

    • Clause 8

      0 speeches

      Appropriate treatment test in part 4 of 1983 act

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    7th sitting · Tuesday, 8 May 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      7 speeches

      Amendments to Part 4 of the 1983 Act

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    8th sitting · Tuesday, 8 May 2007

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    9th sitting · Thursday, 10 May 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 30

      25 speeches

      Electro-convulsive therapy, etc.

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    10th sitting · Thursday, 10 May 2007 · 1 speech

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 32

      108 speeches

      Community treatment orders, etc

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    11th sitting · Tuesday, 15 May 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 40

      30 speeches

      Conditionally discharged patients subject to limitation directions

    • Clause 47

      13 speeches

      Mental Capacity Act 2005: deprivation of liberty

  • Mental Health Bill [Lords]

    12th sitting · Tuesday, 15 May 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Schedule 6

      39 speeches

      Mental Capacity Act 2005: New Schedule A1

    • Schedule 8

      0 speeches

      Amendments relating to new section 4A of, & Schedule A1 to, Mental Capacity Act 2005

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Repeal of provisions for after-care under supervision ‘(1) The 1983 Act is amended as follows. (2) Sections 25A to 25J (after-care under supervision) are omitted. (3) In section 66...

    • New Clause 13

      0 speeches

      Commencement of section [Repeal of provisions for after-care under supervision] ‘(1) An order under section 53 providing for the commencement of section [Repeal of provisions for after-care...

    • New Clause 3

      7 speeches

      Duty to assess needs ‘(1) The 1983 Act is amended as follows— (2) After section 1 insert— “1A Assessment of needs for health and social care services (1) Where it appears...

    • New Clause 5

      5 speeches

      Seclusion ‘(1) The 1983 Act is amended as follows. (2) After section 142 insert— “142A Use of seclusion and other forms of behaviour management (1) This section applies to the...

    • New Clause 18

      5 speeches

      Local arrangements for assessment, conveyance and admission of urgent cases ‘In the 1983 Act, for Section 140 (Notification of hospitals) substitute— “140 Local arrangements for...

    • New Clause 22

      8 speeches

      Right to move hospital (No. 2) ‘(1) The 1983 Act is amended as follows. (2) After section 19 (regulations as to transfer of patients) insert— “19A The right to move hospital (1)...

    • New Clause 27

      12 speeches

      Amendment to section 40 of Mental Capacity Act 2005 ‘(1) In section 40 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005— (a) in paragraph (a) after “P” insert, “other than a donee...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 12)

Chairpersons

  • Anne Begg (2)
  • Frank Cook (6)
  • Ann Winterton (4)

Members

  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (11)
  • Baroness Browning (12)
  • Ann Coffey (12)
  • Ian Gibson (12)
  • Brian Iddon (12)
  • David Kidney (11)
  • Tim Loughton (12)
  • Doug Naysmith (12)
  • Claire Ward (12)
  • Rosie Winterton (12)
  • Sandra Gidley (10)
  • Chris Bryant (10)
  • John Pugh (11)
  • Andrew Rosindell (12)
  • Hywel Williams (11)
  • Madeleine Moon (12)
  • Kerry McCarthy (12)
  • Charles Walker (12)
  • Andrew Gwynne (12)
  • Meg Hillier (12)
  • James Duddridge (12)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]