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.

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 4 November 2008 · 152 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    2nd sitting · Thursday, 6 November 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 6 November 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    4th sitting · Tuesday, 11 November 2008 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      13 speeches

      Selection of prospective Electoral Commissioners and Commission chairman

    • Clause 5

      109 speeches

      Four Electoral Commissioners to be persons put forward by parties

    • Clause 7

      5 speeches

      Political restrictions on Electoral Commissioners and staff

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 11 November 2008

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 7

      4 speeches

      Political restrictions on Electoral Commissioners and staff

    • Clause 1

      25 speeches

      Compliance with controls imposed by the 2000 Acts etc

    • Clause 2

      14 speeches

      Investigatory powers of Commission

    • Schedule 1

      69 speeches

      Investigatory powers of Commission: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    6th sitting · Thursday, 13 November 2008 · 2 speeches

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1

      48 speeches

      Investigatory powrs of Commission: Schedule to be insrted into the 2000 Act

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 13 November 2008

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Schedule 2

      97 speeches

      Civil sanctions: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    8th sitting · Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 12

      31 speeches

      Election falling with canvass period

    • Clause 13

      10 speeches

      Local returning officers for elections to the European Parliament

    • New Clause 17

      23 speeches

      Disposal of election documents in Scotland ‘In the 1983 Act— (a) in section 63 (breach of official duty), in subsection (3)(b), the words “sheriff clerk,” are omitted; (b) in...

    • New Clause 18

      20 speeches

      Filling vacant European Parliament seats in Northern Ireland ‘(1) In section 5 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (c. 24) (filling vacant seats), after subsection (3) there is...

    • New Clause 19

      13 speeches

      CORE information and action to be taken by electoral registration officers ‘(1) Section 2 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22) (co-ordinated on-line record of electors: use of...

    • New Clause 1

      33 speeches

      Individual voter registration ‘(1) The 1983 Act is amended as follows. (2) In section 10 (maintenance of registers: annual canvass), for subsections (4A) and (4B) there is substituted—...

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Wintertonin the Chair]

    • New Clause 1

      94 speeches

      Individual voter registration ‘(1) The 1983 Act is amended as follows. (2) In section 10 (maintenance of registers: annual canvass), for subsections (4A) and (4B) there is substituted—...

    • New Clause 14

      11 speeches

      Moratorium on electoral modernisation pilots ‘No electoral modernisation pilot scheme which uses electronic voting and electronic counting systems under section 10 (pilot schemes for local...

    • Clause 8

      17 speeches

      Declaration as to source of donation

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    10th sitting · Thursday, 20 November 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      32 speeches

      Declaration as to source of donation

  • Political Parties and Elections Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 20 November 2008

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      10 speeches

      Declaration as to source of donation

    • Schedule 3

      58 speeches

      Declaration as to source of donation

    • Clause 9

      43 speeches

      Defence to charge of failing to return donation from impermissible donor

    • Clause 10

      28 speeches

      Election expenses incurred for person not yet a Candidate

    • New Clause 23

      4 speeches

      Person may not be “responsible person” for more than one third party ‘(1) Section 88 of the 2000 Act (third parties recognised for the purposes of Part 6 of that Act) is amended as...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 11)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (2)
  • Joe Benton (0)
  • Frank Cook (1)
  • Nicholas Winterton (7)

Members

  • Nick Ainger (9)
  • John Grogan (9)
  • Stephen Hesford (9)
  • David Kidney (11)
  • Eleanor Laing (11)
  • Martin Linton (11)
  • Tony Lloyd (11)
  • Andrew Tyrie (8)
  • Alan Whitehead (8)
  • Lord Wills (11)
  • Jonathan Djanogly (11)
  • Ian Lucas (11)
  • Alan Reid (10)
  • Andrew Turner (11)
  • Pete Wishart (8)
  • David Howarth (11)
  • James Duddridge (11)
  • Virendra Sharma (11)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]