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.

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 22 April 2008 · 180 speeches

    [Mr. John Bercowin the Chair]

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 22 April 2008

    (Afternoon)

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 24 April 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 24 April 2008 · 130 speeches

    (Afternoon)

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 29 April 2008

    [Mr. Edward O’Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      26 speeches

      Power to remove documents for examination

    • Clause 3

      25 speeches

      Items subject to legal privilege

    • Clause 7

      4 speeches

      Photographing and copying of documents

    • Clause 10

      7 speeches

      Power to take fingerprints and samples: England and Wales

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 29 April 2008

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      28 speeches

      Power to take fingerprints and samples: England and Wales

    • Clause 11

      2 speeches

      Power to take fingerprints and samples: Scotland

    • Clause 14

      19 speeches

      Material subject to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

    • Clause 18

      24 speeches

      Material not subject to existing statutory restrictions

    • Clause 19

      16 speeches

      Disclosure and the intelligence services

    • Clause 20

      27 speeches

      Disclosure and the intelligence services: supplementary provisions

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    7th sitting · Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1

      83 speeches

      Amendments relating to period of pre-charge detention

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    8th sitting · Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1

      128 speeches

      Amendments relating to period of pre-charge detention

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    9th sitting · Thursday, 8 May 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 23

      60 speeches

      Post-charge questioning: England and Wales

    • Clause 25

      0 speeches

      Post-charge questioning: Northern Ireland

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    10th sitting · Thursday, 8 May 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 26

      21 speeches

      Post-charge questioning: meaning of “terrorism offence”

    • Clause 27

      46 speeches

      Jurisdiction to try offences committed in the UK

    • Clause 29

      26 speeches

      Sentences for offences with a terrorist connection: England and Wales

    • Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      Offences where terrorist connection to be considered

    • Clause 32

      38 speeches

      Forfeiture: terrorist property offences

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    11th sitting · Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    (Morning)

    • None

      10 speeches

      Forfeiture: other terrorism offences and offences with a terrorist connection

    • Clause 34

      16 speeches

      Forfeiture: Supplementary Provisions

    • None

      0 speeches

      Forfeiture: other amendments

    • None

      3 speeches

      Forfeiture: consequential amendments

    • Clause 39

      0 speeches

      Offences to which this Part applies: terrorism offences

    • Clause 45

      13 speeches

      Offences to which this Part applies: offences having a terrorist connection

    • Clause 40

      5 speeches

      Exclusion of Offences dealt with by Service Courts

    • Clause 41

      3 speeches

      Offences dealt with before commencement

    • Clause 42

      13 speeches

      Sentences or orders triggering notification requirements

    • Clause 43

      5 speeches

      Power to Amend Specified Terms or Periods of Imprisonment or Detention

    • None

      4 speeches

      Initial Notification

    • Clause 50

      4 speeches

      Travel outside the United Kingdom

    • Clause 51

      9 speeches

      Period for which notification requirements apply

    • Clause 57

      11 speeches

      General provisions about rules of court

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    12th sitting · Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 57

      28 speeches

      General provisions about rules of court

    • Clause 58

      14 speeches

      Rules of court about disclosure

    • Clause 62

      7 speeches

      Initial exercise of powers by Lord Chancellor

    • Clause 64

      45 speeches

      Certificate requiring inquest to be held without a jury

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    13th sitting · Thursday, 15 May 2008 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Edward O’Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 68

      6 speeches

      Amendment of definition of “terrorism” etc

    • None

      33 speeches

      Offences relating to information about members of armed forces

    • Clause 70

      6 speeches

      Terrorist property: disclosure of information about possible offences

    • Clause 72

      15 speeches

      Control orders: meaning of involvement in terrorism-related activity

    • Clause 77

      17 speeches

      Costs of policing at gas facilities: England and Wales

  • Counter-Terrorism Bill

    14th sitting · Thursday, 15 May 2008 · 4 speeches

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 80

      5 speeches

      Costs of policing at gas facilities: recovery of costs

    • None

      7 speeches

      Costs of policing at gas facilities: supplementary provisions

    • New Clause 4

      0 speeches

      Pre-charge detention: minor amendments ‘(1) In paragraph 9 of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (direction that detained person may consult solicitor only within sight and hearing of...

    • New Clause 6

      0 speeches

      Certificate requiring inquest to be held without a jury: Northern Ireland ‘(1) In section 13(1) of the Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 15) (power of coroner to hold inquest) after...

    • New Clause 1

      19 speeches

      Offences related to terrorism: evidence ‘(1) In considering whether a person is involved in terrorism, the Court may take account of any evidence admissible under the Regulation of...

    • New Clause 5

      12 speeches

      Proscribed organisations ‘(1) Section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11) (proscription) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (5) after paragraph (d) insert— “(e) has been...

    • New Clause 8

      3 speeches

      Plea negotiation ‘(1) The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the passing of this Act, make regulations which make provision for the use of plea negotiation for defendants charged...

    • New Clause 13

      9 speeches

      Applications for inquests to be held without a jury ‘(1) In section 8 of the Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13) (duty to hold inquest), after subsection (7) insert— “(8) This section is...

    • New Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      Disclosure and the intelligence services: consequential amendments

    • New Schedule 3

      7 speeches

      Offences relating to information about members of armed forces: supplementary provisions The following Schedule is inserted after Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)—

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 14)

Chairpersons

  • John Bercow (8)
  • Edward O'Hara (6)

Members

  • Crispin Blunt (14)
  • Tom Brake (11)
  • Russell Brown (14)
  • Alan Campbell (14)
  • Vernon Coaker (13)
  • Dominic Grieve (14)
  • David Heath (14)
  • John Heppell (11)
  • Viscount Hailsham (7)
  • Elfyn Llwyd (14)
  • Tony McNulty (14)
  • Kali Mountford (8)
  • Martin Salter (12)
  • Dari Taylor (10)
  • Adrian Bailey (14)
  • Patrick Mercer (10)
  • Jamie Reed (14)
  • Andrew Gwynne (14)
  • Sharon Hodgson (12)
  • Adam Holloway (14)
  • Ben Wallace (8)
  • David Davies (10)
  • Phil Wilson (9)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]