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.

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 20 November 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      39 speeches

      Abolition of suspended sentences for summary offences

    • Clause 11

      7 speeches

      Restriction on imposing community sentences

    • Clause 12

      19 speeches

      Indeterminate sentences: determination of tariffs

    • Clause 13

      7 speeches

      Consecutive terms of mprisonment

    • Clause 15

      28 speeches

      Application of section 35(1) of the criminal justice Act 1991 to prisoners liable to removal from the UK

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 20 November 2007

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 16

      15 speeches

      Release of prisoners after recall

    • Clause 17

      0 speeches

      Further review and release of prisoners after recall

    • Clause 18

      12 speeches

      Recall of life prisoners: abolition of requirement for recommendation by Parole Board

    • Clause 21

      13 speeches

      Referral orders: referral conditions

    • Clause 22

      9 speeches

      Imposition of unpaid work requirement for breach of community order

    • Schedule 5

      0 speeches

      Youth default orders: modification of provisions applying to youth rehabilitation orders

    • Clause 28

      11 speeches

      Review of sentence on reference by Attorney General

    • Schedule 6

      6 speeches

      Her majesty’s commissioner for offender management and prisons

    • Schedule 7

      3 speeches

      The Commissioner’s complaints remit

    • Clause 31

      8 speeches

      Eligible complaints: specific requirements applicable to all complaints

    • Clause 32

      5 speeches

      Treatment by Commissioner of complaints

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 22 November 2007 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] CJ&I 399 Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association CJ&I 400 National Association for Healthcare Security

    • Clause 36

      24 speeches

      Reports on the outcome of a death investigation

    • Clause 37

      15 speeches

      Investigations requested by the Secretary of State

    • Clause 38

      0 speeches

      Reports on the outcome of an investigation under section 37

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 22 November 2007

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

    • Clause 42

      6 speeches

      Working with other ombudsmen etc.

    • Clause 46

      0 speeches

      Notification of matters of potential concern to the police or other authorities

    • Clause 51

      0 speeches

      Power to modify certain provisions of Part 4

    • Clause 52

      0 speeches

      Power to confer new functions on Commissioner

    • Clause 53

      7 speeches

      Alternatives to prosecutions for offenders under 18

    • Schedule 11

      20 speeches

      Alternatives to prosecution for persons under 18

    • Clause 54

      3 speeches

      Protection for spent cautions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

    • Clause 56

      2 speeches

      Allocation of offences triable either way etc.

    • Clause 57

      11 speeches

      Trial or sentencing in absence of accused in magistrates’ courts

    • Clause 58

      22 speeches

      Extension of powers of non-legal staff

    • Clause 59

      5 speeches

      Provisional grant of right to representation

    • Clause 62

      22 speeches

      Compensation for miscarriages of justice

    • Clause 64

      25 speeches

      Possession of extreme pornographic images

    • Clause 65

      5 speeches

      Exclusion of classified films etc.

    • Clause 67

      3 speeches

      Penalties etc. for possession of extreme pornographic images

    • Clause 70

      3 speeches

      Maximum penalty for publication etc. of obscene articles

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 71

      4 speeches

      Amendment to offence of loitering etc. for purposes of prostitution

    • Clause 72

      48 speeches

      Orders to promote rehabilitation

    • Schedule 14

      5 speeches

      Schedule to the Street Offences Act 1959

    • Clause 73

      1 speech

      Rehabilitation of offenders: orders under section 1(2A) of the Street Offences

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 27 November 2007 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

    • Schedule 15

      24 speeches

      Offences relating to nuclear material and nuclear facilities

    • Clause 75

      11 speeches

      Imprisonment for unlawfully obtaining etc. personal data

    • Clause 78

      0 speeches

      Requests from other member States

    • Clause 80

      0 speeches

      Recognition of financial penalties: supplemental

    • Schedule 16

      0 speeches

      Grounds for refusal to enforce financial penalties

    • Clause 81

      0 speeches

      Interpretation of sections 76 to 80

    • Clause 85

      2 speeches

      Applications for violent offender orders

    • Clause 86

      27 speeches

      Making of violent offender orders

    • Clause 91

      5 speeches

      Notification requirements: initial notification

    • Clause 92

      0 speeches

      Notification requirements: changes

    • Schedule 17

      13 speeches

      Closure orders: premises associated with persistent disorder or nuisance

    • Clause 104

      17 speeches

      Offence of causing nuisance or disturbance on NHS premises

    • Schedule 19

      5 speeches

      Police misconduct and performance procedures

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 29 November 2007 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 29 November 2007

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Schedule 22

      12 speeches

      Transitory, transitional and saving provisions

    • New Clause 28

      0 speeches

      Power of Court of Appeal to disregard developments in the law ‘(1) The Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19) is amended as follows. (2) In section 2 (appeals against conviction), after...

    • New Clause 29

      0 speeches

      Meaning of unsafe: Northern Ireland ‘(1) The Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47) is amended as follows. (2) In section 2 (grounds for allowing an appeal against conviction)...

    • New Clause 30

      2 speeches

      Power of Court of Appeal to disregard developments in the law: Northern Ireland ‘(1) The Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47) is amended as follows. (2) In section 2 (appeals...

    • New Clause 31

      1 speech

      Determination of prosecution appeals: Northern Ireland ‘In Article 20 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1500) (determination of prosecution appeals by Court...

    • New Clause 32

      4 speeches

      SFO’s pre-investigation powers in relation to bribery and corruption: foreign officers etc ‘(1) The Criminal Justice Act 1987 (c. 38) is amended as follows. (2) After section 2...

    • New Clause 33

      0 speeches

      Special rules relating to providers of information society services ‘Schedule (Special rules relating to providers of information society services) makes special provision in connection...

    • New Clause 34

      0 speeches

      Hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation ‘Schedule (Hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation)— (a) amends Part 3A of the Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64) (hatred against persons on...

    • New Clause 35

      0 speeches

      Sexual offences committed outside the United Kingdom ‘(1) For section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42) substitute— “72 Offences outside the United Kingdom (1)...

    • New Clause 36

      0 speeches

      Sexual offences: grooming and adoption ‘Schedule (Sexual offences: grooming and adoption)— (a) amends section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42) (meeting a child following...

    • New Clause 37

      0 speeches

      Review of violent offender orders in respect of young offenders ‘(1) This section applies where a violent offender order has been made in respect of an offender who was under 17 at the time...

    • New Clause 38

      0 speeches

      Disclosure of information about convictions etc of child sex offenders to members of the public ‘(1) After section 327 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44) insert— “327A...

    • New Clause 39

      0 speeches

      Sexual offences prevention orders: relevant sexual offences ‘(1) In section 106 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42) (supplemental provisions about sexual offences prevention orders), at...

    • New Clause 40

      0 speeches

      Notification requirements: prescribed information ‘(1) In section 83 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42) (notification requirements: initial notification)— (a) at the end of...

    • New Clause 41

      0 speeches

      Persistent sales of tobacco to persons under 18 ‘(1) The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12) is amended as follows. (2) After section 12 insert—

    • New Clause 42

      0 speeches

      Requests to other member States: Northern Ireland ‘(1) A designated officer of the Northern Ireland Court Service may issue a certificate requesting enforcement under the Framework Decision...

    • New Clause 43

      0 speeches

      Procedure on receipt of certificate by Lord Chancellor: Northern Ireland ‘(1) This section applies where a designated officer has issued a certificate under section (Requests to other...

    • New Clause 44

      0 speeches

      Modification of Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 ‘(1) Section 90 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43) is modified as follows in its application to financial penalties by...

    • New Clause 45

      0 speeches

      Requests from other member States: Northern Ireland ‘(1) This section applies where— (a) the competent authority or central authority of a member State other than the United Kingdom...

    • New Clause 46

      0 speeches

      Procedure on receipt of certificate by clerk of petty sessions ‘(1) This section applies where the Lord Chancellor gives the clerk of petty sessions for a petty sessions district— (a)...

    • New Clause 47

      0 speeches

      Modification of Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 ‘(1) Part 9 of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I 1981/1675 (N.I. 26) is modified as...

    • New Clause 48

      0 speeches

      Transfer of certificates to central authority for Scotland ‘(1) This section applies where— (a) the competent authority or central authority of a member State other than the United...

    • New Clause 60

      0 speeches

      Contents of an accused’s defence statement ‘In section 6A(1) of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (c. 25) (contents of defence statement), after...

    • New Clause 61

      0 speeches

      Appointment etc. of Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints ‘(1) There shall be a Commissioner, to be known as the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints (referred...

    • New Clause 62

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: eligible complaints: general ‘(1) A complaint is eligible for the purposes of this Part if— (a) it is about a matter within the...

    • New Clause 63

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: eligible complaints: specific requirements applicable to all complaints ‘(1) Subject to subsection (3), a complaint is ineligible by...

    • New Clause 64

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: treatment of complaints ‘(1) This section applies where a complaint is made to the Commissioner. (2) The Commissioner shall— (a)...

    • New Clause 65

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: report on the outcome of an investigation ‘(1) If a complaint has been investigated or otherwise dealt with, the Commissioner— (a)...

    • New Clause 66

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: recommendations by Commissioner ‘(1) The Commissioner may make recommendations to a controlling authority about any matter arising from...

    • New Clause 67

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: investigation of deaths ‘(1) The Commissioner shall carry out an investigation of every death falling within the deaths remit. (2) A...

    • New Clause 68

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: reports on the outcome of a death investigation ‘(1) This section applies where the Commissioner has carried out an investigation of a...

    • New Clause 69

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: investigations requested by the Secretary of State ‘(1) The Secretary of State may request the Commissioner to investigate any matter...

    • New Clause 70

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: reports on the outcome of an investigation under section (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: investigations requested by the...

    • New Clause 71

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: powers of Commissioner to obtain information etc. ‘(1) This section confers powers on the Commissioner for the purposes of any...

    • New Clause 72

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: exceptions etc. to Commissioner’s powers under section (Powers of Commissioner to obtain information) ‘(1) Subject to subsection...

    • New Clause 73

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: obstruction and contempt ‘(1) The Commissioner may, if satisfied that the condition in subsection (2) is met in relation to a person,...

    • New Clause 74

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: legal and other representation ‘The Commissioner may determine the circumstances under which and the extent to which persons may be...

    • New Clause 75

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: disclosure of information etc. ‘(1) For the purposes of this section information is protected information if it is obtained by the...

    • New Clause 76

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: disclosure prejudicial to national security or contrary to public interest ‘(1) The Secretary of State may give a notice to the...

    • New Clause 77

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: offence of wrongful disclosure ‘(1) It is an offence for a person to whom this section applies— (a) to disclose information in...

    • New Clause 78

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: notification of matters of potential concern to the police or other authorities ‘(1) If while performing any functions the Commissioner...

    • New Clause 79

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: power to pay expenses ‘(1) Subject to subsection (3), the Commissioner may make payments (of such amounts as the Commissioner thinks...

    • New Clause 80

      0 speeches

      Transitional provision: the Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland ‘(1) The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (“the Ombudsman”) has no power to act in relation to—...

    • New Clause 81

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: interpretation ‘(1) In this Part— “applicable premises” means a prison, a young offenders centre or a remand centre in...

    • New Clause 82

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: power to modify certain provisions ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by order modify Schedule (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison...

    • New Clause 83

      0 speeches

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: power to confer new functions ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision (whether by amending this Part or otherwise) for...

    • New Clause 84

      0 speeches

      Further amendments relating to appeals in criminal cases ‘Schedule (Appeals in criminal cases) amends the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19), the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980...

    • New Clause 85

      0 speeches

      Amendments to armed forces legislation ‘Schedule (Amendments to armed forces legislation) contains— (a) amendments to armed forces legislation (which make provision for service courts...

    • New Clause 18

      5 speeches

      Offences under football banning order ‘If a constable has reasonable grounds to believe that a person (“P”) is about to breach the terms of a football banning order, he may...

    • New Clause 24

      9 speeches

      Provision of attendance centres ‘(1) Section 221 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44) (provision of attendance centres) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (1) after “provide...

    • New Clause 25

      6 speeches

      Offence of pretending to be a legal executive ‘(1) It is an offence for a person who is not a legal executive— (a) wilfully to pretend to be a legal executive, or (b) with the...

    • New Clause 53

      11 speeches

      Rehabilitation of persons convicted of offences committed under the age of 18 ‘After section 1 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 insert— “1A Rehabilitation of persons...

    • New Clause 55

      7 speeches

      Anti-social behaviour orders: reporting restrictions ‘(1) Omit sections 1(10D), 1(10E) (anti-social behaviour orders) and 1C(9C) (orders on conviction in criminal proceedings) of the Crime...

    • New Schedule 1

      0 speeches

      ‘Special rules relating to providers of information society services

    • New Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      ‘Hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation 1 Part 3A of the Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64) (hatred against persons on religious grounds) has effect subject to the following amendments. 2...

    • New Schedule 4

      0 speeches

      ‘Section 327A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003: meaning of “child sex offence” The following is the Schedule to be inserted as Schedule 34A to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c....

    • New Schedule 5

      0 speeches

      ‘Penalties suitable for enforcement in England and Wales or Northern Ireland

    • New Schedule 6

      0 speeches

      ‘The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints

    • New Schedule 7

      0 speeches

      ‘the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: complaints’ remit

    • New Schedule 8

      0 speeches

      ‘The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: deaths remit 1 A death of a person at any applicable premises while being held there. 2 A death of a person while in the custody,...

    • New Schedule 9

      0 speeches

      ‘The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Prison Complaints: controlling authorities The Secretary of State. Governors of prisons, young offender centres and remand centres in Northern...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 8)

Chairpersons

  • Frank Cook (2)
  • Edward O'Hara (2)
  • Nicholas Winterton (4)

Members

  • Vernon Coaker (8)
  • Harry Cohen (8)
  • Maria Eagle (8)
  • Edward Garnier (8)
  • David Hanson (8)
  • David Heath (8)
  • Sally Keeble (8)
  • Alun Michael (7)
  • Charles Walker (7)
  • David Howarth (4)
  • David Burrowes (8)
  • Philip Hollobone (8)
  • Nick Hurd (8)
  • Lynda Waltho (8)
  • Sadiq Khan (8)
  • Phil Wilson (8)
  • Virendra Sharma (8)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]