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.

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 28 November 2006 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Jimmy Hoodin the Chair]

    • Clause 38

      8 speeches

      DIRECTIONS BY SECRETARY OF STATE

    • New Clause 8

      41 speeches

      Non-dependent deductions ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations such that the non-dependent deduction for— (a) housing benefit; (b) council tax benefit; and (c) Local...

    • New Clause 9

      7 speeches

      Possession action for rent arrears involving housing benefit ‘(1) Section 7 (orders for possession) of the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (3), for...

    • New Clause 10

      7 speeches

      Circumstances in which a person is treated as occupying a dwelling as his home ‘(1) This section applies where a person is moving from a dwelling at which he qualifies for payment of...

    • New Clause 11

      16 speeches

      Interim payment of rent allowance on account ‘Where a relevant local authority has not determined a claim for rent allowance within 14 days of receipt of that claim, in such circumstances...

    • New Clause 16

      1 speech

      Local Housing Allowance: transitional arrangements ‘Regulations may make provision for those in receipt of Housing Benefit to be entitled to claim Local Housing Allowance from the coming...

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 28 November 2006

    [Mr. Jimmy Hoodin the Chair]

    • New Clause 16

      9 speeches

      Local Housing Allowance: transitional arrangements ‘Regulations may make provision for those in receipt of Housing Benefit to be entitled to claim Local Housing Allowance from the coming...

    • New Clause 17

      8 speeches

      Overpayment of benefits ‘(1) For the purposes of section 75(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 any amount of housing benefit paid in excess of entitlement may not be...

    • Clause 41

      27 speeches

      Information relating to certain benefits

    • Clause 42

      6 speeches

      Unlawful disclosure of certain information

    • Clause 43

      4 speeches

      Recovery of overpaid benefit: Great Britain

    • Clause 45

      4 speeches

      Local authority powers to investigate benefit fraud

    • Clause 46

      5 speeches

      Local authority powers to prosecute benefit fraud

    • Clause 48

      4 speeches

      Loss of Benefit for commission of benefit offences

    • Clause 51

      2 speeches

      care component of disability living allowance: persons under the age of 16

  • Welfare Reform Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 30 November 2006 · 2 speeches

    [Mr. Jimmy Hood in the Chair]

    • Schedule 6

      9 speeches

      Schedule to be inserted in the Pneumonoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979

    • Clause 61

      2 speeches

      Minor and consequestial amendments relating to Part 4

    • New Clause 15

      32 speeches

      Social Security Advisory Committee consultation ‘In section 173 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (cases in which consultation is not required) subsection (5) ceases to have...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 3)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (0)
  • Jimmy Hood (3)

Members

  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (2)
  • Russell Brown (3)
  • John Heppell (3)
  • Anne McGuire (3)
  • Kali Mountford (3)
  • Jim Murphy (3)
  • David Ruffley (3)
  • John Robertson (3)
  • Wayne David (3)
  • David Laws (0)
  • Natascha Engel (3)
  • Alison Seabeck (3)
  • Jeremy Hunt (3)
  • John Penrose (3)
  • Adam Afriyie (3)
  • Danny Alexander (3)
  • Gordon Banks (3)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]