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.

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 26 June 2007 · 1 speech

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      86 speeches

      Serious crime prevention orders

    • Clause 2

      33 speeches

      Involvement in serious crime: England and Wales orders

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 26 June 2007

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      42 speeches

      Involvement in serious crime: England and Wales orders

    • Clause 3

      1 speech

      Involvement in serious crime: Northern Ireland orders

    • Clause 4

      51 speeches

      Involvement in serious crime: evidence

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 28 June 2007

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      82 speeches

      Involvement in serious crime: supplementary

    • Clause 6

      6 speeches

      Type of provision that may be made by orders

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 28 June 2007

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair]

    • Clause 6

      44 speeches

      Type of provision that may be made by orders

    • Clause 10

      12 speeches

      Right of third parties to make representation

    • Clause 11

      11 speeches

      Notice requirements in relation to orders

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 3 July 2007 · 1 speech

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      7 speeches

      Restrictions on excluded material and banking information

    • Clause 15

      4 speeches

      Restrictions relating to other enactments

    • Clause 20

      12 speeches

      Orders by Crown court on conviction

    • Clause 24

      5 speeches

      Additional right of appeal from High Court

    • Clause 26

      2 speeches

      Offence of failing to comply with order

    • Clause 27

      5 speeches

      Powers of forfeiture in respect of offence

    • Clause 28

      7 speeches

      Powers to wind up companies etc: England and Wales

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 3 July 2007

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 28

      2 speeches

      Powers to wind up companies etc: England and Wales

    • Clause 29

      0 speeches

      Powers to wind up companies etc: Northern Ireland

    • Clause 30

      2 speeches

      Bodies corporate including limited liability partnerships

    • Schedule 2

      25 speeches

      Functions of applicant authorities under Part 1

    • Clause 37

      5 speeches

      Disclosure of information in accordance with orders

    • Clause 38

      3 speeches

      Powers of law enforcement officers to retain documents

    • Clause 41

      3 speeches

      Intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence

    • Clause 42

      22 speeches

      Encouraging or assisting an offence believing it will be committed

    • Schedule 6

      6 speeches

      Minor and consequential amendments: Part 2

  • Serious Crime Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 5 July 2007

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 63

      38 speeches

      Disclosure of information to prevent fraud

    • Clause 64

      6 speeches

      Offence for certain further disclosures of information

    • Clause 65

      1 speech

      Penalty and prosecution for offence under section 64

  • Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

    8th sitting · Thursday, 5 July 2007

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 65

      5 speeches

      Penalty and prosecution for offence under section 64

    • Clause 68

      16 speeches

      Abolition of Assets Recovery Agency and redistribution of functions etc.

    • Schedule 8

      15 speeches

      Abolition of Assets Recovery Agency and its Director

  • Serious Crime Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 10 July 2007

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 72

      8 speeches

      Powers to seize property to which restraint orders apply

    • Schedule 11

      3 speeches

      Powers to recover cash: financial investigators

    • Clause 77

      4 speeches

      Extension of powers of Revenue and Customs

    • Clause 79

      8 speeches

      Orders of the Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers

    • Schedule 14

      4 speeches

      Transitional and transitory provisions and savings

    • New Clause 8

      2 speeches

      Institution of proceedings for an offence under this Part ‘(1) Any provision to which this section applies has effect with respect to an offence under this Part as it has effect with...

    • New Clause 9

      0 speeches

      No individual liability in respect of corporate manslaughter ‘In section 18 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (c. 00) (no individual liability for offences under...

    • New Clause 11

      0 speeches

      Code of practice for disclosure of information to prevent fraud ‘(1) The Secretary of State must prepare, and keep under review, a code of practice with respect to the disclosure, for the...

    • New Clause 13

      0 speeches

      Powers of management receivers and enforcement receivers ‘(1) After section 49(8) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) (opportunity for persons to make representations before powers...

    • New Clause 14

      0 speeches

      Disclosure of information by Revenue and Customs ‘(1) This section applies to information held as mentioned in section 18(1) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 (c. 11)...

    • New Clause 15

      0 speeches

      Powers to wind up: supplementary ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by order make such modifications as he considers appropriate to the application of— (a) the Insolvency Act 1986 (c....

    • New Clause 16

      1 speech

      Providers of information society services ‘(1) A serious crime prevention order may not include terms which restrict the freedom of a service provider who is established in an EEA state...

    • New Clause 17

      0 speeches

      Powers for prosecutors to appear in cash recovery proceedings ‘(1) After section 302 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) (recovery of cash in summary proceedings: compensation)...

    • New Clause 1

      5 speeches

      Exempted data ‘Nothing in this Part authorises— (a) the disclosure of data contained in— (i) the National Identity Register (as defined in the Identity Cards Act 2006 (c. 15)),...

    • New Clause 5

      5 speeches

      Central record of serious crime prevention orders ‘A detailed central record shall be kept of every order made, varied or discharged under Part 1.’.—[James Brokenshire.]

    • New Clause 6

      3 speeches

      Review of serious crime prevention orders ‘(1) The Secretary of State must appoint a person (“the independent reviewer”) to conduct an independent review of the operation of...

    • New Clause 7

      3 speeches

      Limitation of serious crime prevention orders ‘(1) Part 1 of this Act and any orders made under it shall expire at the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this...

    • New Clause 10

      8 speeches

      Proceeds of crime (criminal lifestyle) ‘(1) Section 75 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) (criminal lifestyle) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (2)(c), for “six...

    • Title

      4 speeches

      Amendments made: No. 197, in title, line 3, after ‘fraud’, insert ‘or for purposes relating to proceeds of crime’. No. 198, in title, line 9, after...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 9)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (5)
  • John Bercow (4)

Members

  • Crispin Blunt (8)
  • Alan Campbell (9)
  • Vernon Coaker (9)
  • Maria Eagle (5)
  • Viscount Hailsham (9)
  • Siobhain McDonagh (3)
  • Margaret Moran (8)
  • Kali Mountford (8)
  • Chris Ruane (5)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (3)
  • Ian Lucas (5)
  • Iain Wright (4)
  • Nick Herbert (4)
  • Jamie Reed (9)
  • Dan Rogerson (5)
  • Andrew Gwynne (7)
  • Geoffrey Cox (4)
  • James Brokenshire (5)
  • Jeremy Wright (7)
  • Lynda Waltho (5)
  • Jeremy Browne (9)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]