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.

  • Employment Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 14 October 2008 · 5 speeches

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      4 speeches

      Statutory dispute resolution procedures

    • Clause 3

      38 speeches

      Non-compliance with statutory Codes of Practice

    • Clause 4

      10 speeches

      Determination of proceedings without hearing

    • Clause 5

      7 speeches

      Conciliation before bringing of proceedings

    • Clause 6

      3 speeches

      Conciliation after bringing of proceedings

    • Clause 7

      10 speeches

      Compensation for financial loss

    • Clause 8

      9 speeches

      Arrears payable in cases of non-compliance

    • Clause 10

      24 speeches

      Powers of officers to take copies of records

    • Clause 11

      3 speeches

      Offences: mode of trial and penalties

  • Employment Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 14 October 2008

    [Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair]

    • Clause 11

      26 speeches

      Offences: mode of trial and penalties

    • Clause 12

      10 speeches

      Powers to investigate criminal offences

    • Clause 15

      2 speeches

      Offences: mode of trial and penalties

  • Employment Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 16 October 2008

    [John Bercow in the Chair]

    • Clause 18

      57 speeches

      Exclusion or expulsion from trade union for membership of political party

  • Employment Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 16 October 2008

    [Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair]

    • Clause 18

      60 speeches

      Exclusion or expulsion from trade union for membership of political party

    • New Clause 8

      0 speeches

      Employment agencies and national minimum wage legislation: information-sharing ‘(1) In the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39), in section 15 (information obtained by officers), after...

    • New Clause 1

      25 speeches

      Amendment of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 ‘(1) The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 are amended as follows. (2) In Regulation 31, sub-paragraph (1)(e) leave out...

    • New Clause 2

      7 speeches

      Enforcement of unpaid Employment Tribunal awards ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall by order make regulations to enforce the recovery, on behalf of the claimant, of any Employment Tribunal...

    • New Clause 4

      4 speeches

      Fair Employment Commission ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a body, to be known as “the Fair Employment Commission”, to discharge the functions conferred or imposed on the...

    • New Clause 5

      17 speeches

      Employment tribunals: costs ‘In the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (c. 17) in section 13 (costs and expenses), after subsection (2) there is inserted— “(3) The losing party in any...

    • New Clause 6

      8 speeches

      Employment tribunals: commencement ‘In the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (c. 17) in section 6 (conduct of hearings), after subsection (2) there is inserted— “(3) A person may only...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 4)

Chairpersons

  • John Bercow (2)
  • Martin Caton (2)

Members

  • Michael Jabez Foster (3)
  • Barry Gardiner (4)
  • David Kidney (3)
  • Nick Palmer (4)
  • Claire Ward (4)
  • John Baron (4)
  • Jonathan Djanogly (4)
  • Hugo Swire (4)
  • John Hemming (4)
  • Natascha Engel (4)
  • Brian Binley (4)
  • Alison Seabeck (4)
  • Stephen Crabb (4)
  • Baroness Burt of Solihull (3)
  • Mary Creagh (4)
  • Pat McFadden (4)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]