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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.

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 24 June 2008 · 9 speeches

    [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 26 June 2008

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 26 June 2008

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      19 speeches

      Amendment of 2050 target or baseline year

    • Clause 4

      37 speeches

      Consultation on order amending 2050 target or baseline year

    • Clause 7

      2 speeches

      Amendment of target percentages

    • Clause 8

      3 speeches

      Consultation on order setting or amending target percentages

    • Clause 11

      16 speeches

      Matters to be taken into account in connection with carbon budgets

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 1 July 2008

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 12

      20 speeches

      Duty to provide indicative annual ranges for net UK carbon account

    • Clause 13

      28 speeches

      Duty to prepare proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets

    • Clause 14

      45 speeches

      Duty to report on proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 1 July 2008 · 2 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      11 speeches

      Duty to report on proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets

    • Clause 15

      39 speeches

      Annual statement of UK emissions

    • Clause 16

      16 speeches

      Powers to carry amounts from one budgetary period to another

    • Clause 18

      19 speeches

      Duty to report on proposals and policies for compensating for budget excess

    • Clause 30

      0 speeches

      Emissions from international passenger travel or imports or exports of goods

    • Schedule 1 - None

      31 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 58, in schedule 1, page 44, line 5, at end insert— ‘not fewer than seven and not more than 12 members of which—’.

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    7th sitting · Thursday, 3 July 2008 · 1 speech

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 34

      18 speeches

      Advice in connection with carbon budgets

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    8th sitting · Thursday, 3 July 2008

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 34

      4 speeches

      Advice in connection with carbon budgets

    • Clause 37

      0 speeches

      Duty to provide advice or other assistance on request

    • Clause 44

      6 speeches

      Activities to which trading schemes may apply

    • Schedule 3

      2 speeches

      Trading schemes regulations: further provisions

    • Schedule 4

      2 speeches

      Trading schemes: powers to require information

    • Clause 55

      10 speeches

      Report on impact of climate change

    • Clause 56

      0 speeches

      programme for adaptation to cimate change

    • Clause 57

      1 speech

      Report on progress in connection with adaptation

    • Clause 59

      22 speeches

      Guidance by Secretary of State to reporting authorities

    • Clause 60

      4 speeches

      Directions by Secretary of State to prepare reports

    • Clause 61

      2 speeches

      Compliance with Secretary of State’s directions

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 70

      2 speeches

      Waste reduction provisions: piloting

    • Clause 71

      4 speeches

      Waste reduction provisions: report and review

    • Schedule 6

      6 speeches

      Renewable transport fuel obligations

  • Climate Change Bill [Lords]

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Schedule 6

      14 speeches

      Renewable transport fuel obligations

    • Clause 78

      8 speeches

      Power of Ministers and departments to offset greenhouse gas emissions

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Duty to have regard to need for UK domestic action on climate change ‘(1) In exercising functions under this Part involving consideration of how to meet— (a) the target in section 2(1)...

    • New Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report ‘(1) It is the duty of the Committee on Climate Change to advise the Secretary of State on the preparation of each of the Secretary of...

    • New Clause 4

      0 speeches

      Reporting on progress in connection with adaptation ‘(1) Each report of the Committee on Climate Change under section 35 to which this section applies must contain an assessment of the...

    • New Clause 5

      0 speeches

      Collection of household waste ‘In section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43) (receptacles for household waste), after subsection (10) insert— “(11) A waste...

    • New Clause 6

      0 speeches

      Guidance on reporting ‘(1) The Secretary of State must publish guidance on the measurement or calculation of greenhouse gas emissions to assist the reporting by persons on such emissions...

    • New Clause 7

      0 speeches

      Report on contribution of reporting to climate change objectives ‘(1) The Secretary of State must— (a) review the contribution that reporting on greenhouse gas emissions may make to the...

    • New Clause 17

      55 speeches

      Charges for single use carrier bags ‘(1) Schedule [Charges for single use carrier bags] makes provision about charges for single use carrier bags. (2) In that Schedule— Part 1 confers...

    • New Clause 8

      7 speeches

      Reporting on greenhouse gas emissions by Export Credits Guarantee Department ‘(1) The Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991 is amended as follows. (2) In section 7 after subsection (1)...

    • New Clause 10

      9 speeches

      Carbon impact assessments ‘(1) After the publication of proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets under section 13, the Secretary of State must for any new measure, proposal or...

    • New Clause 11

      12 speeches

      Statements of compatibility ‘(1) A Minister of the Crown in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament must, before Second Reading of the Bill— (a) make a statement to the effect...

    • New Clause 12

      8 speeches

      The civil estate ‘(1) The Secretary of State must ensure that the annual emissions of carbon dioxide from each individual government department in 2011 are at least 15.2 per cent. lower than...

    • New Clause 13

      13 speeches

      Modelling used by government to forecast impact of policies on climate change ‘(1) The Committee shall provide the Secretary of State with advice on the modelling used by Government to...

    • New Clause 15

      4 speeches

      Advice on climate change policy from Committee to Secretary of State ‘(1) The Committee may provide the Secretary of State with advice on any policy matters related to climate change. (2)...

    • New Clause 18

      0 speeches

      Waste authority’s power to reduce amount of council tax payable ‘After section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14) there is inserted— “13B Power to reduce...

    • New Clause 19

      12 speeches

      Carbon emissions reduction targets: obligation to cooperate ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations— (a) make provision requiring energy suppliers to cooperate with responsible...

    • Clause 83

      0 speeches

      affirmative and negative resolution procedure

    • Title

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: No. 26,in title, line 8, after ‘produced;’, insert ‘to make provision about the collection of household waste;’. No. 101, in title, line 8, after...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 10)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (5)
  • Frank Cook (5)

Members

  • Tony Baldry (7)
  • Russell Brown (10)
  • Karen Buck (9)
  • David Chaytor (10)
  • Linda Gilroy (10)
  • Lord Deben (8)
  • Siobhain McDonagh (10)
  • Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (10)
  • Lord Blencathra (9)
  • Joan Ruddock (10)
  • Joan Walley (9)
  • Steve Webb (10)
  • Alan Whitehead (10)
  • Phil Woolas (10)
  • Lord Barker of Battle (10)
  • Michael Weir (8)
  • Martin Horwood (10)
  • Nia Griffith (10)
  • Nick Hurd (10)
  • Anne Snelgrove (10)
  • Gordon Banks (9)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]