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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.

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 24 June 2008 · 5 speeches

    [Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      18 speeches

      Power to enter into arrangements for discharge of care functions

    • Clause 2

      1 speech

      Restrictions on arrangements under section 1

    • Clause 3

      1 speech

      Effect of arrangements under section 1

    • Clause 4

      5 speeches

      Regulation of providers of social work services

    • Clause 5

      1 speech

      Functions under this Part to be social services functions

    • Clause 6

      9 speeches

      Piloting and expiry of arrangements under this Part

    • Clause 7

      5 speeches

      Border and Immigration Agency: welfare of children

    • Clause 8

      14 speeches

      Well-being of children and young persons

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    [Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      13 speeches

      Well-being of children and young persons

    • Clause 9

      61 speeches

      Provision of accommodation and maintenance for children who are looked after by a local authority

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 26 June 2008 · 1 speech

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      35 speeches

      General duty of local authority to secure sufficient accommodation

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Tuesday, 1 July 2008

    [Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair]

    • Clause 12

      1 speech

      Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers: England

    • Clause 13

      1 speech

      Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers: Wales

    • Clause 14

      3 speeches

      Orders under sections 12 and 13: supplementary provisions

    • Clause 15

      1 speech

      Expiry of powers conferred by sections 12 and 13

    • Clause 16

      30 speeches

      Duty of local authority to ensure visits to looked after children and others

    • Clause 17

      1 speech

      Independent Visitors for Children Looked After by a Local Authority

    • Clause 18

      6 speeches

      Notification to appropriate officer of children in long-term care

    • Clause 19

      1 speech

      Visits to children in long-term care

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 1 July 2008

    • Clause 19

      1 speech

      Visits to children in long-term care

    • Clause 20

      14 speeches

      Designated member of staff at school for pupils looked after by a local authority

    • Clause 21

      5 speeches

      Entitlement to payment in respect of higher education

    • Clause 24

      4 speeches

      Extension of power to make payments in cash

    • Clause 25

      5 speeches

      Breaks from caring for disabled children

    • Clause 26

      12 speeches

      Power of Chief Inspector where person is failing to comply with requirement relating to children’s home etc.

    • Clause 34

      2 speeches

      Independent review of determinations relating to adoption

    • Clause 35

      13 speeches

      Extension of period allowed for making regulations under section 45 or 46 of the Children Act 2004

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Thursday, 3 July 2008 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Pope in the Chair]

    • New Clause 2

      5 speeches

      Chief Social Worker ‘(1) The Secretary of State must appoint a Chief Social Worker to fulfil the functions mentioned in this section. (2) The Chief Social Worker shall be responsible to the...

    • New Clause 5

      18 speeches

      Early intervention ‘Before a child is committed into care, the local authority must, where appropriate, offer a family group conference and any other reasonable intervention which may...

    • New Clause 6

      9 speeches

      Looked after status ‘(1) The 1989 Act is amended as follows. (2) After section 85(4) insert “; and (c) in the exercise of their functions under paragraph (b) consider whether the...

    • New Clause 11

      1 speech

      Scope of inspections by the chief inspector ‘In section 147 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40) (inspection of premises in connection with adoption and fostering functions)...

  • Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

    7th sitting · Thursday, 3 July 2008

    [Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair]

    • New Clause 11

      3 speeches

      Scope of inspections by the chief inspector ‘In section 147 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40) (inspection of premises in connection with adoption and fostering functions)...

    • New Clause 12

      18 speeches

      Adoption targets ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall not impose numerical targets for the number of children in local authority care who are to be adopted. (2) The Secretary of State shall...

    • New Clause 13

      8 speeches

      Responsibilities of parenthood ‘(1) In section 10 of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) (power of court to make section 8 orders), after subsection (9)(b) insert— “(ba) in relation...

    • New Clause 14

      9 speeches

      Payment of fees ‘(1) Section 49 of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31) (payment to foster parents) is amended as follows. (2) After subsection (4) insert— “(5) Payment of the fee to a...

    • New Clause 16

      10 speeches

      Medical records of adopted children ‘Local authorities must make provision for the parents of children given for adoption to deposit medical records which may include samples of their DNA...

    • New Clause 20

      2 speeches

      Duty to consider children’s views in service improvement ‘After section 22 of the 1989 Act insert— “22H Children’s views in service improvement (1) Each local...

    • New Clause 24

      3 speeches

      Guardians for children with special protection needs ‘(1) As soon as a child under 18 who is separated from both his parents and is not being cared for by an adult who by law or custom has...

    • New Clause 25

      5 speeches

      Health assessments and care ‘After section 90 of the 1989 Act insert— “Health assessments and care 90A Health assessments and care (1) Where a child is looked after by a local...

    • New Clause 28

      4 speeches

      Limitation period ‘In seeking to bring a claim for damages in relation to any injury sustained during any period in which C was a looked after child, the limitation period for bringing such...

    • New Clause 31

      7 speeches

      Duty to assess provision of independent advocacy services ‘(1) A local authority must prepare assessments of the sufficiency of the provision of independent advocacy services (whether or...

    • New Clause 36

      13 speeches

      Care of young persons up to age 21 ‘After section 22G of the 1989 Act (which is inserted by section 10) insert— “22H General duty of local authority in respect of former...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 7)

Chairpersons

  • Greg Pope (5)
  • Hywel Williams (2)

Members

  • Michael Foster (7)
  • Stephen Hesford (7)
  • Baroness Hughes of Stretford (7)
  • David Kidney (7)
  • Julie Kirkbride (5)
  • Tim Loughton (7)
  • Christine Russell (6)
  • Helen Southworth (7)
  • Kevin Brennan (7)
  • Annette Brooke (7)
  • Andrew Turner (6)
  • Angela Watkinson (5)
  • Kerry McCarthy (7)
  • Mark Williams (7)
  • Lynda Waltho (7)
  • Edward Timpson (7)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]