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.

  • UK Borders Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 27 February 2007 · 41 speeches

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Written evidence to be reported to the House

      71 speeches

      UKB 01 Asylum Group of Warwickshire—Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) UKB 02 Daon UKB 03 Immigration Advisory Service UKB 04 Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants UKB 05 Refugee...

  • UK Borders Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 27 February 2007 · 139 speeches

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

  • UK Borders Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 1 March 2007

    (Morning)

  • UK Borders Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 1 March 2007 · 127 speeches

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

  • UK Borders Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 6 March 2007

    (Morning)

    • Clause 1

      51 speeches

      Designated immigration officers

  • UK Borders Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 6 March 2007

    (Afternoon)

  • UK Borders Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 8 March 2007

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

  • UK Borders Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 8 March 2007

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

  • UK Borders Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 13 March 2007 · 45 speeches

    [Mr. Eric Illsleyin the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      6 speeches

      Use and retention of information

    • Clause 16

      21 speeches

      Conditional leave to enter or remain

  • UK Borders Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 13 March 2007

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 16

      38 speeches

      Conditional leave to enter or remain

    • Clause 17

      26 speeches

      Support for failed asylum-seekers

    • Clause 18

      17 speeches

      Support for asylum-seekers: enforcement

    • Clause 19

      10 speeches

      Points-based applications: no new evidence on appeal

  • UK Borders Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 15 March 2007

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • Clause 19

      51 speeches

      Points-based applications: no new evidence on appeal

  • UK Borders Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 15 March 2007

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 26

      6 speeches

      Facilitation: territorial application

  • UK Borders Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 20 March 2007

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 36

      1 speech

      Supply of Revenue and Customs information

    • Clause 40

      7 speeches

      Search for evidence of nationality

  • UK Borders Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 20 March 2007

    [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair]

    • New Clause 2

      10 speeches

      Assaulting an immigration officer: offence ‘(1) A person who assaults an immigration officer commits an offence. (2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on...

    • New Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Assaulting an immigration officer: powers of arrest, &c. ‘(1) An immigration officer may arrest a person without warrant if the officer reasonably suspects that the person has committed...

    • New Clause 6

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Establishment ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a person as Chief Inspector of the Border and Immigration Agency. (2) The Chief Inspector shall...

    • New Clause 7

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Chief Inspector: supplemental ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall pay remuneration and allowances to the Chief Inspector. (2) The Secretary of...

    • New Clause 8

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Reports ‘(1) The Chief Inspector shall report in writing to the Secretary of State— (a) once each calendar year, in relation to the performance of...

    • New Clause 9

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Plans ‘(1) The Chief Inspector shall prepare plans describing the objectives and terms of reference of proposed inspections. (2) Plans shall be...

    • New Clause 10

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Relationship with other bodies: general ‘(1) The Chief Inspector shall cooperate with prescribed persons in so far as the Chief Inspector thinks it...

    • New Clause 11

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Relationship with other bodies: non-interference notices ‘(1) Subsection (2) applies if the Chief Inspector believes that— (a) a prescribed person...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Abolition of other bodies The following shall cease to have effect— (a) section 19E of the Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74) (monitor of immigration...

    • New Clause 13

      0 speeches

      Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Prescribed matters ‘(1) In sections [Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Establishment] to [Border and Immigration Inspectorate: Relationship with...

    • New Clause 14

      0 speeches

      Senior President of Tribunals ‘(1) At the end of section 43(3) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (report by Senior President of Tribunals) add— “, and (e) cases...

    • New Clause 16

      11 speeches

      Fees ‘(1) Section 42 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19) (fees: power to set amount in excess of costs) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 14)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (7)
  • Eric Illsley (7)

Members

  • Crispin Blunt (14)
  • Alan Campbell (14)
  • James Clappison (14)
  • Damian Green (14)
  • Joan Ryan (14)
  • David Wright (13)
  • Chris Mole (12)
  • Liam Byrne (14)
  • Iain Wright (14)
  • John Hemming (8)
  • Kerry McCarthy (14)
  • Kitty Ussher (11)
  • Jamie Reed (9)
  • Sharon Hodgson (14)
  • David Davies (11)
  • Stewart Jackson (14)
  • Paul Rowen (11)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]