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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.

  • Education and Skills Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008 · 115 speeches

    [John Bercow in the Chair] 10.30 am

  • Education and Skills Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

  • Education and Skills Bill

    3rd sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

  • Education and Skills Bill

    4th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008 · 111 speeches

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

  • Education and Skills Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

  • Education and Skills Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008 · 142 speeches

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

  • Education and Skills Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      53 speeches

      Persons to whom Part 1 applies

  • Education and Skills Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      83 speeches

      Persons to whom Part 1 applies

    • Clause 2

      18 speeches

      Duty to participate in education or training

  • Education and Skills Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      88 speeches

      Duty to participate in education or training

  • Education and Skills Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      70 speeches

      Duty to participate in education or training

    • Clause 4

      7 speeches

      Appropriate full-time education or training

  • Education and Skills Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 7 February 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 6

      39 speeches

      Relevant training or education

  • Education and Skills Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 7 February 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      9 speeches

      Sufficient relevant training or education

    • Clause 9

      4 speeches

      Assignment of numbers of hours of guided learning to external qualifications

    • Clause 10

      68 speeches

      Local education authority to promote fulfilment of duty imposed by section 2

    • Clause 11

      12 speeches

      Educational institutions: promotion of good attendance

    • Clause 12

      4 speeches

      Duty to make arrangements to identify persons not fulfilling duty imposed by section 2

    • Clause 13

      5 speeches

      Notification of non-compliance with duty imposed by section 2: educational institutions

    • Clause 14

      3 speeches

      Educational institutions: duty to provide information

  • Education and Skills Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      83 speeches

      Educational institutions: duty to provide information

    • Clause 57

      5 speeches

      Educational institutions : duty to provide information

    • Clause 15

      17 speeches

      Information: supply by the Secretary of State

    • Clause 61

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 103, in clause 61, page 33, line 6, leave out from ‘authority’ to ‘in’ in line 7. No more dulcet tones or poetry in this set of amendments, Mr....

    • Clause 16

      25 speeches

      Information: supply by public bodies

  • Education and Skills Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 16

      96 speeches

      Information: supply by public bodies

    • Clause 62

      3 speeches

      Information: supply by public bodies

    • Clause 17

      5 speeches

      Sharing and use of information held for purposes of support services or functions under this Part

    • Clause 21

      13 speeches

      Appropriate arrangements to be in place before employment begins

    • Clause 22

      13 speeches

      Financial penalty for contravention of section 21

    • Clause 24

      8 speeches

      Duty to enable participation initial arrangements

    • Clause 25

      8 speeches

      Duty to enable participation: arrangements subsequently notified

  • Education and Skills Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 21 February 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 33

      3 speeches

      Other amendments of Employment Rights Act 1996

    • Clause 38

      3 speeches

      Parenting contracts and parenting orders: further provisions

    • Clause 39

      5 speeches

      Failure to fulfil duty under section 2: initial steps

    • Clause 41

      3 speeches

      Attendance notice: description of education or training

  • Education and Skills Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 21 February 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 41

      22 speeches

      Attendance notice: description of education or training

    • Clause 45

      62 speeches

      Offence of failure to comply with attendance notice

    • Clause 46

      9 speeches

      Restrictions on proceedings for offences under section 45

    • Clause 47

      26 speeches

      Failure to comply with attendance notice: penalty notice

    • Clause 48

      3 speeches

      Penalty notices: appeal arrangements

  • Education and Skills Bill

    17th sitting · Tuesday, 26 February 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 54

      12 speeches

      Support services: provision by local education authorities

    • Clause 58

      7 speeches

      Educational institutions: access and facilities

    • Clause 59

      19 speeches

      Internet and telephone support services etc

    • Clause 65

      15 speeches

      Assessments relating to learning difficulties

  • Education and Skills Bill

    18th sitting · Tuesday, 26 February 2008

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 65

      7 speeches

      Assessments relating to learning difficulties

    • Clause 66

      61 speeches

      Careers education: information and advice

    • Clause 67

      11 speeches

      Apprenticeships: functions of Learning and Skills Council for England

    • Clause 68

      25 speeches

      Provision of transport etc for persons of sixth form age: duty to consider journey times

    • Clause 69

      2 speeches

      Co-operation as regards provision of 14-19 education and training

  • Education and Skills Bill

    19th sitting · Thursday, 28 February 2008

    (Morning)

    • Clause 70

      36 speeches

      Learning aims for persons aged 19 and over

    • Clause 71

      19 speeches

      Revenue and Customs information

    • Clause 74

      19 speeches

      Wrongful disclosure of information

    • Clause 76

      2 speeches

      Independent educational institutions

  • Education and Skills Bill

    20th sitting · Thursday, 28 February 2008 · 3 speeches

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 76

      14 speeches

      Independent educational institutions

    • Clause 77

      7 speeches

      Application of Chapter to institutions in England only

    • Clause 78

      15 speeches

      Independent educational institution standards

    • Clause 80

      3 speeches

      Unregistered independent educational institutions: offence

    • Clause 87

      3 speeches

      Inspection and report where applications made for approval

    • Clause 88

      3 speeches

      Determination of applications for approval

    • Clause 92

      3 speeches

      Duty to inspect certain registered institutions at prescribed intervals

    • Clause 94

      3 speeches

      Power to inspect registered institution

    • Clause 98

      5 speeches

      Publication of inspection reports

    • Clause 100

      3 speeches

      Power of Chief Inspector to take enforcement action

    • Clause 115

      2 speeches

      Directions under section 113: information

    • Clause 117

      4 speeches

      Providers of independent education or training for 16 to 18 year olds

    • Clause 125

      16 speeches

      Function of approving schools transferred to Chief Inspector

    • Clause 126

      3 speeches

      Right of sixth-form pupils to opt out of religious worship

    • Clause 129

      8 speeches

      Abolition of requirement of approval for independent schools: England

    • Clause 132

      6 speeches

      Powers of National Assembly for Wales

    • Clause 133

      17 speeches

      Power of governing body: educational provision for improving behaviour

    • Clause 143

      3 speeches

      Functions to be exercisable by Welsh Ministers

    • New Clause 6

      0 speeches

      Powers of National Assembly for Wales ‘(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (Assembly Measures), field 5 (education and training) is amended as follows. (2) After...

    • New Clause 7

      0 speeches

      Benefit and training information ‘(1) Information within subsection (2) or (3) may be— (a) used in connection with the exercise of an assessment function of the Secretary of State or...

    • New Clause 8

      0 speeches

      Revenue and Customs information ‘(1) The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs may disclose information relating to income tax or tax credits to a person for use in...

    • New Clause 9

      0 speeches

      Use of information ‘(1) Information disclosed to a person in reliance on section (Benefit and training information)(1)(b) or (Revenue and Customs information) may be used by that person...

    • New Clause 10

      0 speeches

      Sixth form admissions etc ‘After section 86 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31) (parental preferences) insert— “86A Preferences relating to sixth-form...

    • New Clause 11

      0 speeches

      Sixth form admissions etc: appeals ‘(1) Section 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31) (appeal arrangements: general) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (1)—...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Meaning of “sixth form education” etc ‘After section 98 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31) insert— “98A Meaning of “sixth form...

    • New Clause 14

      4 speeches

      Exercise of travel functions by local education authorities in England: duty to have regard to religion or belief of persons of sixth form age ‘In section 509AD of the Education Act 1996...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 20)

Chairpersons

  • Hugh Bayley (6)
  • John Bercow (10)

Members

  • Michael Foster (20)
  • Nick Gibb (20)
  • John Hayes (20)
  • Oliver Heald (19)
  • Gordon Marsden (19)
  • David Lammy (19)
  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (20)
  • David Laws (18)
  • Angela Watkinson (20)
  • Madeleine Moon (16)
  • Stephen Williams (12)
  • Charles Walker (17)
  • Celia Barlow (18)
  • Peter Soulsby (17)
  • Nia Griffith (20)
  • Sarah McCarthy-Fry (15)
  • Phil Wilson (18)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]