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.

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 3 March 2009 · 134 speeches

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 3 March 2009 · 127 speeches

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] AS 05 OCR AS 07 AQA AS 08 Ofqual

  • 3rd sitting · Thursday, 5 March 2009 · 38 speeches

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] AS 09 Alliance for Inclusive Education AS 10 National Union of Teachers AS 11 NASUWT

  • 4th sitting · Thursday, 5 March 2009 · 105 speeches

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] AS 12 Local Government Employers and Foundation & Aided Schools National Association

  • 5th sitting · Tuesday, 10 March 2009 · 139 speeches

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

  • 6th sitting · Tuesday, 10 March 2009 · 1 speech

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair] AS 13 GMB, Unison and Unite AS 14 Children’s Rights Alliance for England AS 15 Participation

    • Clause 1

      68 speeches

      Duty to issue apprenticeship certificates: England

    • Clause 3

      5 speeches

      Issue of certificates by the English certifying authority: supplementary

    • Clause 4

      0 speeches

      The English certifying authority

    • Clause 8

      9 speeches

      The Welsh certifying authority

    • Clause 9

      18 speeches

      Contents of apprenticeship certificate

    • Clause 10

      37 speeches

      Apprenticeship frameworks: interpretation

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 12 March 2009

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      4 speeches

      Apprenticeship frameworks: interpretation

    • Clause 14

      10 speeches

      Submission of draft apprenticeship framework for issue: England

    • Clause 15

      16 speeches

      Transitional provision for apprenticeship frameworks: England

    • Clause 18

      10 speeches

      Recognised Welsh frameworks: notification and publication requirements

    • Clause 20

      0 speeches

      Transitional provision for apprenticeship frameworks: Wales

    • Clause 21

      3 speeches

      Duty to prepare and submit draft specification of apprenticeship standards: England

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 12 March 2009

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

    • Clause 21

      9 speeches

      Duty to prepare and submit draft specification of appprenticeship standards: England

    • Clause 23

      2 speeches

      Modification of specification of apprenticeship standards for England

    • Clause 24

      2 speeches

      Replacement or modification of specification of apprenticeship standards: recognised English frameworks

    • Clause 25

      4 speeches

      Contents of specification of apprenticeship standards for England

    • Clause 26

      2 speeches

      Specification of apprenticeship standards for Wales

    • Clause 27

      0 speeches

      Modification of specification of apprenticeship standards for Wales

    • Clause 30

      7 speeches

      Meaning of “apprenticeship agreement”

    • Clause 34

      5 speeches

      Crown servants and Parliamentary staff

    • Clause 39

      46 speeches

      Employer support for employee study and training

  • 9th sitting · Tuesday, 17 March 2009

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 40

      102 speeches

      Education and training for persons over compulsory school age: general duty

    • Clause 43

      5 speeches

      Power to require provision of education by institutions within further education sector

    • Clause 44

      6 speeches

      Duties in relation to the core and additional entitlements

    • Clause 45

      2 speeches

      Provision of boarding accommodation: persons subject to learning difficulty assessment

    • Clause 46

      1 speech

      Work experience for persons over compulsory school age

  • 10th sitting · Tuesday, 17 March 2009

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 46

      4 speeches

      Work experience for persons over compulsory school age

    • Clause 47

      44 speeches

      Provision of education for persons subject to youth detention

    • Clause 48

      1 speech

      Persons detained in youth accommodation: application of provisions

    • Clause 49

      20 speeches

      Persons detained in youth accommodation: further provisions

    • Clause 50

      3 speeches

      Detention of child or young person: local education authority to be notified

    • Clause 51

      8 speeches

      Transport policy statements for persons of sixth form age: consultation

    • Clause 53

      5 speeches

      Complaints about transport arrangements etc for persons of sixth form age

    • Clause 54

      0 speeches

      Local education authorities in England: provision of transport etc for adult learners

    • Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      LEA functions: minor and consequential amendments

    • Clause 57

      23 speeches

      The Young People’s Learning Agency for England

    • Schedule 3

      33 speeches

      The Young People’s Learning Agency for England

    • Clause 58

      22 speeches

      Provision of financial resources

    • Clause 63

      5 speeches

      Securing provision of education and training

    • Clause 64

      7 speeches

      Intervention for purpose of securing provision of education and training

  • 11th sitting · Thursday, 19 March 2009 · 7 speeches

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] AS 22 Eileen Richardson (SouthBank Training Ltd) AS 23 Lilian Mains (Zodiac Training)

    • Clause 70

      6 speeches

      Intervention powers: policy statement

  • 12th sitting · Thursday, 19 March 2009

    [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 75

      3 speeches

      Grants for purposes of Academy arrangements functions

    • Clause 76

      3 speeches

      Academy arrangements: information sharing

    • Schedule 4

      32 speeches

      The Chief Executive of Skills Funding

    • Clause 80

      19 speeches

      Apprenticeship training for persons aged 16 to 18 and certain young adults

    • Clause 81

      8 speeches

      Arrangements and co-operation with local education authorities

    • Clause 83

      17 speeches

      Duty to secure availability of apprenticeship places for persons aged 16 to 18

    • Clause 84

      0 speeches

      Election for apprenticeship scheme

    • Clause 86

      3 speeches

      Suitability and availability of apprenticeship places: further provision

  • 13th sitting · Tuesday, 24 March 2009

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair] AS 24 National Union of Teachers (Supplementary)

    • Clause 90

      0 speeches

      Power to amend apprenticeship scheme

    • Clause 92

      13 speeches

      Education and training for persons aged 19 or over and others subject to adult detention

    • Clause 93

      10 speeches

      Learning aims for persons aged 19 or over: provisions of facilities

    • Schedule 5

      6 speeches

      learning aims for persons aged 19 or over

    • Clause 96

      14 speeches

      Encouragement of education and training for persons aged 19 or over and others subject to adult detention

    • Clause 97

      13 speeches

      Provision of financial resources

    • Clause 101

      2 speeches

      Assistance and support in relation to apprenticeship places

    • Clause 111

      6 speeches

      Persons aged 19 or over with learning difficulties

    • Clause 114

      0 speeches

      Guidance Amendment made: 293, in clause 114, page 66, line 21, leave out ‘from time to time’.—(Mr. Simon.)

    • Clause 115

      4 speeches

      Directions: funding of qualifications

    • Clause 116

      8 speeches

      Directions: funding conditions requiring co-operation

    • Clause 119

      21 speeches

      Sharing of information for education and training purposes

    • Schedule 6

      0 speeches

      dissolution of the Learning and Skills Council for England: Minor and consequential amendments

    • Schedule 7

      1 speech

      learning and Skills Council for England: transfer schemes

  • 14th sitting · Tuesday, 24 March 2009

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

    • Clause 57

      6 speeches

      The Young People’s Learning Agency for England

    • Schedule 9

      103 speeches

      The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

  • 15th sitting · Thursday, 26 March 2009

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair] AS 25 The Foundation and Aided Schools National Association

    • Clause 127

      3 speeches

      Meaning of “regulated qualifications” etc.

    • Clause 128

      2 speeches

      Meaning of “regulated assessment arrangements” etc.

  • 16th sitting · Thursday, 26 March 2009

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

    • Clause 133

      7 speeches

      Fee capping conditions: supplementary

    • Clause 134

      10 speeches

      Entry and inspection conditions: supplementary

    • Clause 135

      0 speeches

      Qualifications subject to the accreditation requirement

    • Clause 138

      55 speeches

      Power of secretary of state to determine minimum requirements

    • Clause 139

      8 speeches

      Assignment of numbers of hours of guided learning

    • Clause 140

      0 speeches

      Criteria for assignment of number of hours of guided learning

    • Clause 142

      4 speeches

      Review of activities of recognised bodies

    • Clause 149

      2 speeches

      Power to provide information to other qualifications regulators

    • Clause 152

      6 speeches

      EYFS assessment arrangements: duty to consult Ofqual etc.

    • Clause 153

      10 speeches

      Review of regulated assessment arrangements

    • Clause 157

      0 speeches

      EYFS assessments regulatory framework

    • Schedule 11

      5 speeches

      The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

    • Clause 171

      0 speeches

      Assistance etc. in relation functions of Ofqual

    • Clause 175

      0 speeches

      Provision of services or other assistance

    • Schedule 12

      8 speeches

      Ofqual and the QCDA: minor and consequential amendments

    • Clause 184

      21 speeches

      Arrangements to promote co-operation

    • Clause 186

      21 speeches

      Arrangements for children’s centres

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 26 March 2009 · 5 speeches

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] [Continuation from column 756]

    • Clause 190

      20 speeches

      Free of charge early years provision: budgetary framework: England

    • Clause 191

      9 speeches

      Powers in relation to schools causing concern: England

    • Schedule 13

      13 speeches

      Powers in relation to schools causing concern: England

    • Clause 192

      14 speeches

      Power to require LEAs in England to obtain advisory services

    • Schedule 14

      1 speech

      Powers in relation to schools causing concern: wales

    • Clause 194

      49 speeches

      Complaints to which this chapter applies

    • Clause 195

      12 speeches

      Power of Local Commissioner to investigate complaint

    • Clause 203

      3 speeches

      Permitted disclosures of information by Local Commissioner

    • Clause 205

      2 speeches

      Secretary of State’s power of direction

    • Clause 208

      4 speeches

      Amendments consequential on Chapter 2

    • Schedule 15

      10 speeches

      The School Support Staff Negotiating Body

    • Clause 214

      5 speeches

      Referral of matter to SSSNB for consideration

    • Clause 215

      33 speeches

      Consideration of other matters by SSSNB

    • Clause 229

      29 speeches

      Power of members of staff to search pupils for prohibited items: England

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 26 March 2009 · 22 speeches

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] [Continuation from column 834]

    • Clause 233

      18 speeches

      Recording and reporting the use of force in schools: England

    • Clause 235

      41 speeches

      Co-operation with a view to promoting good behaviour, etc.: England

    • Clause 237

      10 speeches

      Information about planned and actual expenditure

    • New Clause 19

      0 speeches

      Release from detention of child or young person with special educational needs ‘(1) The Education Act 1996 (c. 56) is amended as follows. (2) After section 312 insert— “312A...

    • New Clause 1

      9 speeches

      Free school meals ‘(1) A local education authority may provide registered students at— (a) a sixth form college, or (b) a further education college, who are over compulsory school age,...

    • New Clause 20

      0 speeches

      Sharing of information for education and training purposes ‘(1) A person within subsection (3) may provide information to another person within that subsection, or a person within subsection...

    • New Clause 23

      0 speeches

      Surrender of recognition ‘(1) A recognised body may give notice to Ofqual that it wishes to cease to be recognised in respect of the award or authentication of a specified qualification or...

    • New Clause 24

      0 speeches

      Duty not to impose or maintain unnecessary burdens ‘(1) Ofqual must keep its regulatory functions under review. (2) Ofqual must secure that in performing any of its regulatory functions it...

    • New Clause 25

      0 speeches

      Parental complaints: law of defamation ‘(1) For the purposes of the law of defamation the following are absolutely privileged— (a) the publication of any matter in communications...

    • New Clause 26

      0 speeches

      Parental complaints: consultation with Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration ‘(1) Subsection (2) applies if, at any stage in the course of an investigation under this Chapter, a...

    • New Clause 27

      0 speeches

      Parental complaints: arrangements etc. to be made by Commission ‘(1) The Commission for Local Administration in England (“the Commission”) must— (a) divide the matters which...

    • New Clause 21

      10 speeches

      Children to be seen separately ‘After section 16 of the Children Act 2004 insert— “16A Children to be seen separately (1) The children’s services authority shall secure that,...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 18)

Chairpersons

  • Christopher Chope (11)
  • Joan Humble (7)

Members

  • Liz Blackman (18)
  • Jeff Ennis (18)
  • Nick Gibb (17)
  • John Hayes (15)
  • Annette Brooke (17)
  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (18)
  • David Laws (14)
  • SiĆ“n Simon (15)
  • Bill Wiggin (18)
  • Maria Miller (11)
  • Graham Stuart (10)
  • Dawn Butler (18)
  • Stephen Williams (11)
  • Charles Walker (17)
  • Sharon Hodgson (15)
  • Emily Thornberry (12)
  • Alison Seabeck (12)
  • Sarah McCarthy-Fry (17)
  • Mary Creagh (11)
  • Virendra Sharma (13)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]