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.

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 11 December 2007 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 11 December 2007

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 13 December 2007

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 13 December 2007 · 122 speeches

    (Afternoon)

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    5th sitting · Thursday, 10 January 2008

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      3 speeches

      Establishment and constitution

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    6th sitting · Thursday, 10 January 2008

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      17 speeches

      powers to provide housing or other land

    • Clause 8

      3 speeches

      Powers to deal with land etc.

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    7th sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      30 speeches

      Restrictions on disposal of land

    • Schedule 3

      10 speeches

      Main powers in relation to land of the HCA

    • Schedule 4

      2 speeches

      Powers in relation to, and for, statutory undertakers

    • Clause 13

      22 speeches

      Power of Secretary of State to make designation orders

    • Clause 14

      13 speeches

      The HCA as the local planning authority

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    8th sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      39 speeches

      The HCA as the local planning authority

    • Clause 25

      3 speeches

      Guarantees by the Secretary of State

    • Clause 27

      6 speeches

      Power to charge for certain activities

    • Clause 29

      11 speeches

      Duty to act as agent in respect of regeneration and development

    • Clause 30

      2 speeches

      Duty to act as agent in respect of derelict land etc.

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    9th sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2008

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 35

      39 speeches

      Duties in relation to social housing

    • Clause 36

      2 speeches

      Recovery etc. of social housing assistance

    • Clause 37

      2 speeches

      Section 36: interest and successors in title

    • Clause 38

      12 speeches

      Determinations under sections 36 and 37

    • Clause 40

      4 speeches

      Duty to co-operate with Regulator of Social Housing

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    10th sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2008

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 50

      18 speeches

      Consents of the Secretary of State

    • Clause 52

      4 speeches

      Abolition of the Commission for the New Towns

    • Clause 54

      5 speeches

      Role of the HCA in relation to former CNT functions

    • Clause 60

      1 speech

      Index of defined expressions: Part 1

    • New Clause 3

      20 speeches

      Report on HCA activities ‘(1) The Secretary of State must within 12 months of the coming into force of this Act, and afterwards annually, prepare and lay before both Houses of Parliament a...

    • New Clause 16

      9 speeches

      Duty in relation to electromagnetic fields ‘In exercising its powers, the HCA must ensure that it does not expose any person to any risk to their health arising from exposure to electric...

    • Clause 247

      11 speeches

      Power to require production of certificates or statements

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    11th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair] H&R 11 Local Government Association and Chartered Institute of Housing H&R 12 UNISON

    • Clause 260

      15 speeches

      Family intervention tenancies: general

    • Clause 265

      4 speeches

      Former right to buy flats etc: service charge loans

    • Schedule 9

      9 speeches

      Disposals of dwelling-houses by local authorities

    • Clause 268

      2 speeches

      Financial assistance for information and other services

    • Clause 269

      8 speeches

      Exclusions from Subsidy Arrangements

    • Clause 270

      18 speeches

      Armed forces: homelessness and allocation of housing

    • Clause 272

      23 speeches

      Protected mobile home sites to include sites for gypsies and travellers

    • Clause 273

      0 speeches

      Financial assistance for certain services about commonhold

    • New Clause 23

      5 speeches

      Right to acquire freehold: abolition of low rent test ‘(1) In section 1(1) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88) (right to enfranchisement or extension of long leaseholds)— (a) in...

    • New Clause 24

      12 speeches

      Shared ownership leases: protection for certain limited equity leases ‘In paragraph 3(2)(f) of Schedule 4A to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88) (exclusion from enfranchisement for...

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    12th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 24

      5 speeches

      Shared ownership leases: protection for certain limited equity leases ‘In paragraph 3(2)(f) of Schedule 4A to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88) (exclusion from enfranchisement for...

    • New Clause 25

      0 speeches

      Shared ownership leases: protection for hard to replace houses ‘After paragraph 4 of Schedule 4A to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88) (exclusion from enfranchisement for certain shared...

    • New Clause 26

      3 speeches

      Exclusion of the right to buy: demolition notices ‘Schedule (Demolition notices) (which makes provision about demolition notices) has effect.’.—[Mr. Wright.]

    • New Clause 27

      0 speeches

      Former right to buy and other flats: equity share purchases ‘After section 450C of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (loans in respect of service charges) insert—

    • New Clause 28

      1 speech

      Amendments to Housing Act 1985 relating to lending institutions ‘In section 622(1) of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (minor definitions: general)— (a) in the definition of...

    • New Clause 5

      40 speeches

      Abolition of home information packs ‘(1) Sections 148 to 170 of the Housing Act 2004 (c. 34) are hereby repealed. (2) A person who is selling a residential property must supply the...

    • New Clause 8

      38 speeches

      Right to buy for tenants of registered providers of social housing ‘(1) A tenant of a registered provider of social housing has the right to buy the dwelling of which he is a tenant...

    • New Clause 9

      10 speeches

      Design of new dwellings ‘The Secretary of State shall amend Part M of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2000 (access to and use of buildings) to ensure that all new dwellings of...

    • New Clause 10

      5 speeches

      Disability equality duty ‘(1) The Disability Discrimination (Public Authorities) (Statutory Duties) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2966/2005) are amended as follows. (2) In Regulation 2(3)(d)(iii)...

    • New Clause 11

      5 speeches

      Choice-based disability housing register ‘(1) The Housing Act 1996 is amended as follows. (2) After section 167(2E) insert— “(2F) Subject to subsection (2), the scheme shall...

    • New Clause 12

      11 speeches

      Possession action for rent arrears involving housing benefit ‘Section 7 (orders for possession) of the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) is amended as follows. (1) In subsection (3), for...

    • New Clause 17

      5 speeches

      Tolerated trespassers ‘(1) For section 82(2) of the Housing Act 1985 (secure tenancies), substitute the following— “(2) Where the court makes a possession order for possession...

    • New Clause 20

      3 speeches

      Exempt areas ‘The Secretary of State may by order designate rural areas as exempt from the right to buy.’.—[Andrew George.]

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    13th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2008 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • New Clause 21

      3 speeches

      Implied term as to fitness for human habitation ‘In section 8 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, for subsections (3) and (4), substitute the following— ‘(3) This section...

    • New Clause 29

      17 speeches

      Mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation ‘In section 55 of the Housing Act 2004, for subsection (2), substitute the following: “(2) This Part applies to the following HMOs...

    • New Clause 30

      3 speeches

      Code of practice for the private rented sector ‘The appropriate national authority may by order— (a) approve a code of practice (whether prepared by that authority or any other...

    • New Clause 31

      22 speeches

      Statutory overcrowding: definition of overcrowding ‘For section 324 of the Housing Act 1985 there is substituted— “324 Definition of overcrowding (1) A dwelling is overcrowded...

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    14th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2008

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • New Clause 31

      11 speeches

      Statutory overcrowding: definition of overcrowding ‘For section 324 of the Housing Act 1985 there is substituted— “324 Definition of overcrowding (1) A dwelling is overcrowded...

    • New Clause 59

      8 speeches

      Protection from eviction ‘(1) In the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43), after section 3(3), insert the following— “(4) In this section premises shall be treated as let...

    • New Clause 61

      5 speeches

      Domestic violence ‘(1) The Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) is amended as follows. (2) After paragraph (d) of section 189(i) (Priority need for accommodation) insert— “(e) A person...

    • New Clause 62

      3 speeches

      Eligibility for housing assistance ‘In section 185(4) of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (Persons from abroad not eligible for housing assistance) omit paragraph (b).’.—[Mr. Love.]

    • Clause 63

      5 speeches

      Restriction of “registered social landlord” system to Wales

    • Clause 66

      9 speeches

      Dissolution of Housing Corporation

    • Clause 70

      0 speeches

      Shared ownership low cost rental

    • Clause 74

      3 speeches

      Leaving the social housing stock: disposal with consent

    • Clause 75

      0 speeches

      Leaving the social housing stock: regulator’s direction

    • Clause 76

      0 speeches

      Housing stock under Housing Act 1996

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    15th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 110

      0 speeches

      Local authority non-registrable bodies

    • Clause 111

      15 speeches

      Profit-making and non-profit organisations

    • Clause 147

      7 speeches

      Manager of industrial and provident society: extra powers

    • Clause 150

      5 speeches

      Company: arrangements and reconstrjuctions

    • Clause 151

      1 speech

      Company: conversion into industrial and provident society

    • Clause 153

      1 speech

      Industrial and provident society: restructuring

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    16th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 216

      2 speeches

      Social housing ombudsman compensation

    • New Clause 34

      0 speeches

      Transfer schemes ‘(1) The Secretary of State may make one or more schemes for the transfer of the Housing Corporation’s property, rights or liabilities to— (a) the regulator,...

    • New Clause 35

      0 speeches

      Interim arrangements ‘The Secretary of State may by notice require the Housing Corporation to provide staff, premises, facilities or other assistance to— (a) the regulator, or (b) the...

    • New Clause 36

      1 speech

      Seal ‘(1) The application of the regulator’s seal shall be authenticated by a member or by some other person authorised (generally or specially) for that purpose. (2) A document...

    • New Clause 37

      0 speeches

      Information, advice &c. ‘(1) The regulator may for the purpose of advancing its fundamental objectives— (a) publish ideas or information; (b) undertake research in relation to...

    • New Clause 38

      3 speeches

      Consent to disposals under other legislation ‘The Secretary of State’s functions under the following provisions are transferred to the regulator in so far as they relate to disposals...

    • New Clause 39

      0 speeches

      Section (consent to disposals under other legislation): consequential amendments ‘(1) In section 171D of the Housing Act 1985 (consent to certain disposals of housing obtained subject to...

    • New Clause 40

      0 speeches

      Publication of performance information ‘(1) The regulator shall publish, at least once a year, information about the performance of registered providers. (2) In particular, the regulator...

    • New Clause 41

      0 speeches

      Inspector’s powers ‘(1) An inspector appointed under section 181 may by notice require a person to provide specified documents or information. (2) The power under subsection (1) may...

    • New Clause 42

      0 speeches

      Inquiry: charities ‘(1) An inquiry may be held in relation to a registered charity only if it has received public assistance. (2) An inquiry in relation to a registered charity may only...

    • New Clause 43

      0 speeches

      Use of proceeds ‘(1) Sums in a registered provider’s disposal proceeds fund may be used or allocated only in accordance with a direction by the regulator. (2) If at the end of a...

    • New Clause 44

      0 speeches

      Notifying HCA ‘If the regulator gives an enforcement notice it must send a copy to the HCA.’.—[Mr. Wright.]

    • New Clause 45

      0 speeches

      Notifying HCA (No.2) ‘If the regulator imposes a penalty it must send a copy of the penalty notice to the HCA.’.—[Mr. Wright.]

    • New Clause 46

      0 speeches

      Impact ‘(1) This section applies when the regulator is considering— (a) whether to award compensation, or (b) the amount of compensation to award. (2) The regulator must take account...

    • New Clause 47

      3 speeches

      Suspension during inquiry ‘(1) The regulator may make an order under this section if— (a) an inquiry under section 183 is in progress in respect of a non-profit registered provider,...

    • New Clause 48

      0 speeches

      Removal or suspension following inquiry ‘(1) This section applies if as a result of an inquiry under section 183 or an audit under section 186 the regulator is satisfied— (a) that a...

    • New Clause 49

      0 speeches

      Suspension under section (suspension during inquiry) or (removal or suspension following inquiry): supplemental ‘(1) This section applies where the regulator suspends an officer, employee...

    • New Clause 50

      0 speeches

      Appeal against removal or suspension ‘A person removed or suspended under section 231, (suspension during inquiry) or (removal or suspension following inquiry) may appeal to the High...

    • New Clause 51

      0 speeches

      Disqualification of removed person ‘(1) A person is disqualified from acting as an officer of a registered provider if the person has been removed under— (a) section (removal or...

    • New Clause 52

      0 speeches

      Register of disqualified persons ‘(1) The regulator shall maintain a register of persons disqualified under section (disqualification of removed person). (2) The register must show details...

    • New Clause 53

      0 speeches

      Acting while disqualified: offence ‘(1) It is an offence for a person to act as an officer of a registered provider in respect of which the person is disqualified under section...

    • New Clause 54

      0 speeches

      Acting while disqualified: other consequences ‘(1) This section applies where the regulator is satisfied that a person— (a) has acted as an officer of a registered provider in respect...

    • New Clause 55

      0 speeches

      Restrictions on dealings during inquiry ‘(1) The regulator may make an order under this section if— (a) an inquiry under section 183 is in progress in respect of a non-profit...

    • New Clause 56

      0 speeches

      Restrictions on dealings following inquiry ‘(1) This section applies if as a result of an inquiry under section 183 or an audit under section 186 the regulator is satisfied that— (a)...

    • New Clause 57

      2 speeches

      Restrictions on dealings: supplemental ‘(1) Before making an order under section (restrictions on dealings during inquiry) or (restrictions on dealings following inquiry) the regulator must...

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    17th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 58

      0 speeches

      Charities that have “received public assistance” ‘(1) For the purposes of this Part a registered charity has received public assistance if at least one of the following...

    • New Clause 6

      16 speeches

      Social housing tenant mobility ‘The Secretary of State, in accordance with powers contained in section 168 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42), shall introduce a scheme to...

    • New Clause 19

      7 speeches

      National Tenants’ Voice ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall by order make provision for the establishment of a body to be known as the National Tenants’ Voice. (2) The objects of...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 17)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (8)
  • Roger Gale (9)

Members

  • Liz Blackman (17)
  • Andrew George (14)
  • Andrew Love (17)
  • Margaret Moran (11)
  • Lembit Öpik (12)
  • Nick Raynsford (17)
  • Robert Syms (17)
  • Lord Young of Cookham (14)
  • Alistair Burt (16)
  • Paul Holmes (4)
  • Iain Wright (17)
  • Andrew Gwynne (16)
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods (13)
  • Andrew Slaughter (14)
  • Nick Hurd (13)
  • Angela Smith (16)
  • Grant Shapps (17)
  • Lyn Brown (16)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]