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.

  • Autism Bill

    1st sitting · Wednesday, 29 April 2009 · 50 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • Autism Bill

    2nd sitting · Wednesday, 6 May 2009 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • Autism Bill

    3rd sitting · Wednesday, 13 May 2009 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • New Clause 1

      88 speeches

      Autism strategy ‘(1) The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a document setting out a strategy for meeting the needs of adults in England with autistic spectrum conditions by...

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Guidance by the Secretary of State ‘(1) For the purpose of securing the implementation of the autism strategy, the Secretary of State must issue guidance— (a) to local authorities about...

    • New Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Local authorities and NHS bodies: duty to act under guidance ‘(1) This section applies to guidance or revised guidance issued under section [Guidance by the Secretary of State] to a local...

    • New Clause 4

      0 speeches

      Interpretation ‘(1) In this Act— “adult” means a person who is aged 18 or over (and, accordingly, “child” means a person who is under the age of 18); “local...

    • New Clause 5

      1 speech

      Extent, commencement and short title ‘(1) This Act extends to England and Wales only. (2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which it is...

    • Clause 1

      4 speeches

      Duty to record and provide information on the number of children with autism

    • Clause 9

      1 speech

      Short title, commencement and extent

    • Title

      2 speeches

      Amendment made: 42, in title, line 1, leave out from ‘make’ to ‘and’ in line 3 and insert ‘provision about meeting the needs of adults with autistic spectrum...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 3)

Chairpersons

  • Roger Gale (3)

Members

  • Liz Blackman (3)
  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (2)
  • Russell Brown (2)
  • Baroness Browning (3)
  • Tom Clarke (3)
  • Janet Dean (3)
  • Cheryl Gillan (3)
  • Phil Hope (3)
  • Joan Humble (3)
  • Stephen Ladyman (3)
  • John Martin McDonnell (2)
  • Sandra Gidley (2)
  • Richard Bacon (2)
  • Annette Brooke (2)
  • Anne Milton (3)
  • Sarah McCarthy-Fry (3)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]