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.

  • Pensions Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2008 · 43 speeches

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Pensions Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Written Evidence to be reported to the House

      68 speeches

      PE 01 TUC PE 02 Fidelity International PE 03 Which? PE 04 AIFA PE 05 AEGON PE 06 IMA PE 07 NAPF PE 08 Equality and Human Rights Commission PE 09 Help the Aged PE 10 EEF PE 11 ABI PE 12 Age...

  • Pensions Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2008 · 41 speeches

    Thursday 17 January 2007

  • Pensions Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 17 January 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Pensions Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      9 speeches

      Continuity of scheme membership

  • Pensions Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      15 speeches

      Postponement of automatic enrolment

    • Clause 6

      5 speeches

      Jobholder’s right to opt in

    • Clause 7

      9 speeches

      Jobholder’s right to opt out

  • Pensions Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Pensions Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 24 January 2008 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 9

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 136, in clause 9, page 5, line 10, after ‘Regulator’, insert ‘or HM Revenue and Customs’.

    • Clause 10

      4 speeches

      Introduction of employers’ duties

    • Clause 12

      6 speeches

      Review of qualifying earnings band

  • Pensions Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008 · 4 speeches

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 18

      40 speeches

      Quality requirement: UK money purchase schemes

    • Clause 24

      0 speeches

      Quality requirement: personal pension schemes

  • Pensions Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 29 January 2008

    [ Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 31

      4 speeches

      Calculation and payment of contributions

    • Clause 36

      12 speeches

      References to the Pensions Regulator Tribunal

    • Clause 41

      4 speeches

      Powers to require information and to enter premises

  • Pensions Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [JanetAnderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 42

      7 speeches

      Disclosure of information by Revenue and Customs

    • Clause 43

      3 speeches

      Information for private pensions policy and retirement planning

    • Clause 49

      20 speeches

      Restrictions on agreements to limit operation of this Part

  • Pensions Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 31 January 2008

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 50

      27 speeches

      Power to provide for a pension scheme

    • Clause 52

      18 speeches

      Consultation of members and employers

  • Pensions Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 5 February 2008 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Pensions Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

  • Pensions Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 7 February 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 69

      10 speeches

      ”Employee”, “worker” and related expressions

  • Pensions Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 7 February 2008 · 5 speeches

    [Janet Andersonin the Chair]

    • Clause 74

      14 speeches

      Exception for reserve and volunteer forces

    • Clause 79

      7 speeches

      Revaluation of accrued benefits etc.

    • Clause 81

      2 speeches

      State Pension Credit: Extension of Assessed Income Period For Those Aged 75 or Over

  • Pensions Bill

    17th sitting · Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 84

      0 speeches

      Activation of pension compensation sharing

    • Clause 85

      2 speeches

      Creation of pension compensation debits and credits

    • Clause 91

      6 speeches

      Charges in respect of pension compensation sharing costs

    • Clause 92

      2 speeches

      Supply of information about pension compensation in relation to divorce etc

    • Clause 94

      0 speeches

      Pension compensation sharing and attachment on divorce etc

    • Clause 97

      2 speeches

      Pension sharing: power of Court of Session to extend time limits

    • Clause 98

      5 speeches

      Interest on late payment of levies

    • Clause 99

      12 speeches

      Intervention by Regulator where scheme’s technical provisions improperly determined

    • Clause 100

      3 speeches

      Exclusion of transfers out in certain cases

    • Clause 103

      6 speeches

      Polish resettlement act 1947: effect of residence in poland

  • Pensions Bill

    18th sitting · Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 8

      0 speeches

      Workers without qualifying earnings ‘(1) This section applies to a worker— (a) to whom paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 1(1) apply (working in Great Britain and aged between 16 and...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      Transitional periods for money purchase and personal pension schemes ‘(1) During the first transitional period for money purchase and personal pension schemes— (a) sections 18(1)(b)...

    • New Clause 13

      0 speeches

      Transitional period for defined benefits and hybrid schemes ‘(1) Subsection (3) applies if, in relation to a person who on the employer’s first enrolment date is a jobholder to whom...

    • New Clause 14

      0 speeches

      Disclosure of tax information etc ‘(1) In the Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35) for section 88 (tax information) substitute— “88 Tax information etc (1) This section applies to...

    • New Clause 15

      1 speech

      Employment Appeal Tribunal In section 21(1) of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (jurisdiction of appeal tribunal) after paragraph (gc) insert— “(gd) the Pensions Act...

    • New Clause 20

      0 speeches

      Financial assistance scheme ‘(1) Subsection (2) of section 286 of the Pensions Act 2004 (financial assistance scheme for members of certain pension schemes) is amended as follows. (2) In...

    • New Clause 23

      0 speeches

      Appointment of trustees ‘(1) In section 7 of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26) (appointment of trustees), in subsection (3)— (a) for “necessary”, in the first place where it...

    • New Clause 24

      13 speeches

      Prohibited recruitment conduct ‘(1) An employer contravenes this section if any statement made or question asked by or on behalf of the employer for the purposes of recruitment indicates...

    • New Clause 25

      0 speeches

      Compliance notices ‘(1) The Pensions Regulator (referred to in this Chapter as the “Regulator”) may issue a compliance notice to an employer if the Regulator is of the opinion...

    • New Clause 26

      0 speeches

      Penalty notices ‘(1) The Regulator may issue a penalty notice to an employer if the Regulator is of the opinion that the employer— (a) has contravened section [Prohibited recruitment...

    • New Clause 27

      0 speeches

      Review of notices and references to Pensions Regulator Tribunal ‘(1) Section 35 (review of notices) also applies to a compliance notice issued under section [Compliance notices] and to a...

    • New Clause 3

      12 speeches

      Restoring link with earnings ‘Before the coming into force of this Act, the Secretary of State shall announce to Parliament his intention as to the timing of the implementation of Section 5...

    • New Clause 4

      5 speeches

      Transitional assistance ‘Before implementing Part 1 of this Act, the Secretary of State shall publish his proposals to provide transitional assistance to small employers in implementing the...

  • Pensions Bill

    19th sitting · Thursday, 21 February 2008 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 5

      11 speeches

      Provision for conditional indexation ‘(1) Schedule [Provision for conditionally indexed arrangements etc] which— (a) amends section 84 and Schedule 3 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993...

    • New Clause 7

      1 speech

      Role of the Information Commissioner ‘(1) The Information Commissioner shall have full jurisdiction over the workings of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority and the Pensions Regulator....

  • Pensions Bill

    20th sitting · Thursday, 21 February 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 7

      9 speeches

      Role of the Information Commissioner ‘(1) The Information Commissioner shall have full jurisdiction over the workings of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority and the Pensions Regulator....

    • New Clause 17

      3 speeches

      Terminally ill claimants and the Pension Protection Fund ‘(1) Where the Board is satisfied that a qualifying member is “terminally ill”, that member, regardless of whether they...

    • New Clause 19

      7 speeches

      Defined benefit schemes: amendment of rules ‘The Secretary of State shall lay regulations prescribing circumstances in which a statutory override can be applied that enables scheme rules to...

    • New Clause 21

      6 speeches

      Personal account sharing on divorce ‘(1) Any sum may be transferred from one personal account into another personal account when— (a) a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership...

    • New Clause 22

      8 speeches

      Open market option as the default for the annuitisation of personal accounts ‘(1) An annuity bought with funds saved through the scheme established under section 50 or a qualifying scheme...

    • New Clause 28

      4 speeches

      Financial Assistance Scheme to cover certain pension schemes ‘The Financial Assistance Scheme shall cover those pension schemes which have registered with the Department for Work and...

    • New Schedule 2

      8 speeches

      ‘Pension compensation on divorce etc: Scotland 1 The Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 37) is amended as follows. 2 In section 8 (orders for financial provision)— (a) in subsection...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 20)

Chairpersons

  • Janet Anderson (9)
  • Nicholas Winterton (11)

Members

  • Nick Ainger (16)
  • David Borrow (18)
  • Jim Cunningham (19)
  • John Greenway (12)
  • Alan Keen (17)
  • Julie Kirkbride (17)
  • Mike O'Brien (17)
  • James Plaskitt (18)
  • Nigel Waterson (18)
  • Wayne David (20)
  • Andrew Selous (19)
  • Dawn Butler (13)
  • Stewart Jackson (14)
  • Paul Rowen (10)
  • James Duddridge (6)
  • Rob Flello (18)
  • Danny Alexander (10)
  • Gordon Banks (20)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]