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.

  • Crossrail Bill

    1st sitting · Thursday, 22 November 2007 · 4 speeches

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      9 speeches

      Construction and maintenance of scheduled works

    • Schedule 2

      6 speeches

      Works: further and supplementary provisions

    • Schedule 5

      10 speeches

      Temporary possession and use of land

    • Clause 6

      5 speeches

      Acquisition of land within limits shown on deposited plans

    • Schedule 6

      3 speeches

      Acquisition of land shown within limits on deposited plans

    • Clause 7

      10 speeches

      Acquisition of land not subject to the power under section 6(1)

    • Clause 8

      9 speeches

      Extinguishment of private rights of way

  • Crossrail Bill

    2nd sitting · Thursday, 22 November 2007

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 11

      16 speeches

      Permitted development: time limit

    • Clause 13

      10 speeches

      Power to disapply section 10(1)

    • Clause 15

      5 speeches

      Extension of permitted development rights

    • Clause 18

      5 speeches

      Power to deal with trees on neighbouring land

    • Clause 20

      11 speeches

      Control of construction sites: appeals

    • Clause 21

      2 speeches

      Proceedings in repect of statutory nuisance: defence

    • Clause 23

      11 speeches

      Overriding duty of Office of Rail Regulation before Crossrail operational

    • Clause 24

      8 speeches

      Directions specifying matters for purposes of section 23

    • Clause 26

      5 speeches

      Amending pre-commencement access contracts: construction of Crossrail

    • Clause 27

      9 speeches

      Amending pre-commencement access contracts: principal Crossrail services

    • Clause 28

      12 speeches

      Terms of, and amending other contracts because of, Crossrail access contracts

  • Crossrail Bill

    3rd sitting · Tuesday, 27 November 2007 · 1 speech

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 30

      6 speeches

      Crossrail access contracts: disapplying requirements for approval

    • Clause 32

      10 speeches

      Power of Secretary of State to require entry into access contract

    • Clause 33

      2 speeches

      Amending existing access contracts: effects of contracts under section 32

    • Clause 34

      5 speeches

      Effect on franchise agreements of directions under section 28 or 33

    • Clause 35

      14 speeches

      Award of Crossrail franchises to public-sector operators

    • Clause 36

      5 speeches

      Disapplication of franchising and access exemptions

    • Clause 41

      5 speeches

      Arbitration after referral under section 40(3)

    • Clause 43

      5 speeches

      Transfer of functions relating to works

    • Clause 47

      14 speeches

      Holder of functions of nominated undertaker

    • Schedule 13

      8 speeches

      Disapplication and modification of miscellaneous controls

    • Schedule 14

      2 speeches

      Burial grounds: removal of human remains and monuments

  • Crossrail Bill

    4th sitting · Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    [Ann Wintertonin the Chair]

    • Schedule 14

      4 speeches

      Burial grounds: removal of human remains and monuments

    • Clause 53

      11 speeches

      Compensation for injurious affection

    • Clause 54

      2 speeches

      Compensation for water abstraction

    • Clause 56

      10 speeches

      Application of Act to extensions

    • Schedule 15

      10 speeches

      Reinstatement of discontinued facilities

    • Clause 59

      4 speeches

      Power to devolve functions of Secretary of State

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      Transfer schemes: tax provisions ‘Schedule (Transfer schemes: tax provisions) (tax provisions relating to transfer schemes) has effect.’.—[Mr. Harris.]

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Financial provisions (disclosure of information) ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall publish all relevant details as to the moneys used to fund the construction and maintenance of Crossrail,...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 4)

Chairpersons

  • Ann Winterton (4)

Members

  • Tom Brake (1)
  • Jon Cruddas (4)
  • Mark Field (4)
  • Tom Harris (4)
  • Khalid Mahmood (4)
  • Mark Tami (4)
  • Tom Watson (4)
  • Celia Barlow (3)
  • Lee Scott (4)
  • Peter Soulsby (4)
  • Brian Binley (4)
  • Baroness Kramer (4)
  • Jeremy Wright (4)
  • Anne Snelgrove (4)
  • Lyn Brown (3)
  • Stephen Hammond (4)
  • Gordon Banks (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]