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.

  • Pensions Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 23 January 2007 · 16 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      93 speeches

      Category A and B retirement pensions: single contribution condition

  • Pensions Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    [Mr. David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      3 speeches

      Category A and B retirement pensions: single contribution condition

    • Clause 2

      4 speeches

      Category B retirement pension: removal of restrictions of entitlement

    • Clause 3

      63 speeches

      Contributions credits for relevant parents and carers

    • Clause 4

      7 speeches

      Category A and C retirement pensions: abolition of adult dependency increases

  • Pensions Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 25 January 2007

    [David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      44 speeches

      Up-rating of basic pension etc. and standard minimum guarantee by reference to earnings

  • Pensions Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 25 January 2007 · 2 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      118 speeches

      Up-rating of basic pension etc. and standard minimum guarantee by reference to earnings

  • Pensions Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    [David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      44 speeches

      Up-rating of basic pension etc. and standard minimum guarantee by reference to earnings

    • Clause 6

      2 speeches

      Preservation of link with prices in case of other benefits

    • Clause 7

      33 speeches

      Removal of link between lower earnings limit and basic pension

    • Clause 9

      5 speeches

      Additional pension: deemed earnings factors

    • Clause 10

      16 speeches

      Additional pension: removal of accrual band from 2010-11

  • Pensions Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    [Mr. Roger Galein the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      8 speeches

      Additional pension: removal of accrual band from 2010-11

    • Clause 11

      3 speeches

      Additional pension: simplified accrual rates as from flat rate introduction year

    • Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      Additional pension: simplified accrual rates

    • ‘Part 3

      0 speeches

      Consequential and related amendments

    • Clause 12

      7 speeches

      Additional pension: upper accrual point

    • Clause 13

      52 speeches

      increase in pensionable age for men and women

    • Schedule 1

      3 speeches

      State pension: consequential and related amendments

  • Pensions Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 1 February 2007 · 1 speech

    [David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      12 speeches

      Conversion of guaranteed minimum pensions

    • Clause 15

      26 speeches

      Abolition of contracting-out for defined contribution pension schemes

  • Pensions Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 1 February 2007

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 15

      31 speeches

      Abolition of contracting-out for defined contribution pension schemes

    • Schedule 4

      0 speeches

      Abolition of contracting-out for defined contribution pension schemes

    • Clause 17

      4 speeches

      Removal of Secretary of State’s role in approving actuarial guidance

    • Clause 18

      28 speeches

      Personal accounts delivery authority

  • Pensions Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 6 February 2007

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Schedule 6

      13 speeches

      The Personal Accounts Delivery Authority

    • Clause 19

      70 speeches

      Initial function of the Authority

    • Clause 24

      0 speeches

      Consequential etc. provision, repeals and revocations

  • Pensions Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 6 February 2007

    [David Taylor in the Chair]

    • New Clause 2

      59 speeches

      Review of pension credit entitlement ‘(1) The Secretary of State may from time to time, and shall when required by subsection (2), lay before each House of Parliament a report by the...

    • New Clause 5

      0 speeches

      Application of Freedom of Information Act to Personal Accounts Delivery Authority ‘(1) The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36) is amended as follows. (2) In section 35 (formulation of...

    • New Clause 6

      22 speeches

      Review of role and purpose of Financial Assistance Scheme ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall commission an independent review of the Financial Assistance Scheme having regard (among other...

    • New Clause 7

      38 speeches

      Compliance with recommendations of the Parliamentary Ombudsman ‘The Secretary of State shall, within three months of this Act coming into force, report to both Houses of Parliament on how...

  • Pensions Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 8 February 2007

    (Morning)

    • New Clause 8

      20 speeches

      Retirement Income Funds ‘(1) The Finance Act 2004 (c. 12) is amended as follows. (2) After section 152 (meaning of “arrangement”), insert— “152A Meaning of...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Report on phasing in the 30 year contribution condition ‘The Secretary of State must, not later than 1st July 2007, lay before Parliament a report on the costs and feasibility of phasing in...

    • New Clause 15

      0 speeches

      Report on contribution credits ‘The Secretary of State shall present a report annually to the House of Commons on— (a) the number of carers in receipt of contribution credits; (b) the...

    • New Clause 21

      0 speeches

      Report on older workers not paying or being credited with National Insurance contributions ‘The Secretary of State shall present a report annually to the House of Commons— (a)...

    • New Clause 22

      11 speeches

      Commission on public sector pensions ‘The Secretary of State shall establish an independent commission to evaluate the future terms, benefits and financing of public sector...

  • Pensions Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 8 February 2007 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • New Clause 26

      10 speeches

      Combined pensions forecasts ‘The Secretary of State shall publish proposals, no later than 1st April 2008, for the delivery of accurate combined pensions forecasts.’.—[Mr. Laws.]

    • New Clause 27

      9 speeches

      Pension credit disregard ‘The Secretary of State shall bring forward a report, no later than 1st April 2008, on the labour market disincentive effects of the operation of the Pension Credit...

    • New Clause 28

      24 speeches

      Removal of overlap between carers’ allowance and state retirement pension ‘The Secretary of State must make regulations to amend the Social Security (Overlapping Benefits) Regulations...

    • New Clause 31

      34 speeches

      Report on tax relief on pensions ‘The Secretary of State shall, not later than 1st April 2008, prepare and publish a report on tax relief on pension contributions, namely— (a) the...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 12)

Chairpersons

  • Roger Gale (6)
  • David Taylor (6)

Members

  • Russell Brown (12)
  • John Heppell (12)
  • Sally Keeble (11)
  • James Plaskitt (12)
  • Nigel Waterson (12)
  • Adrian Bailey (12)
  • David Laws (12)
  • James Purnell (12)
  • Andrew Selous (12)
  • Meg Hillier (10)
  • Mark Lancaster (12)
  • Angela Smith (10)
  • Baroness Burt of Solihull (7)
  • Mary Creagh (11)
  • John Penrose (12)
  • Mark Pritchard (6)
  • Gordon Banks (12)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]