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.

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 3 February 2009 · 117 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 3 February 2009 · 125 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair] CJ01 Professor Jeremy Horder CJ02 Information Commissioner CJ03 Local Government Association CJ04 Liberty CJ05 Liberty (additional evidence) CJ06 Law Society CJ07...

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 5 February 2009 · 68 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair] CJ 08 Prison Reform Trust CJ 09 Justice for Women CJ 10 British Medical Association

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 5 February 2009 · 145 speeches

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • 5th sitting · Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    [Frank Cook in the Chair] CJ 11 NSPCC CJ 12 Magistrates Association

    • Clause 1

      28 speeches

      Duty to investigate certain deaths

    • Clause 2

      7 speeches

      Request for other coroner to conduct investigation

    • Clause 3

      9 speeches

      Direction for other coroner to conduct investigation

    • Clause 4

      3 speeches

      Discontinuance where cause of death revealed by post-mortem examination

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

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 10

      2 speeches

      Determinations and findings to be made

    • Clause 11

      14 speeches

      Certified investigations: Investigation by judge, inquest without jury

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    7th sitting · Tuesday, 24 February 2009

    [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair] CJ 13 Peter Lodder CJ 14 Department of Health CJ 15 Victims’ Voice CJ 16 Ministry of Justice CJ 17 Director of Public Prosecutions CJ 18 Ministry of Justice...

    • Clause 11

      81 speeches

      Certified investigations: investigation by judge, inquest without jury

    • Clause 12

      2 speeches

      Certified investigations: investigation by judge, inquest without jury

    • Clause 14

      2 speeches

      Duty or power to suspend or resume investigations

    • Schedule 1

      3 speeches

      Duty or power to suspend or resume investigations

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    8th sitting · Tuesday, 24 February 2009

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 19

      12 speeches

      Medical certificate of cause of death

    • Clause 20

      22 speeches

      Investigations concerning treasure

    • Clause 22

      3 speeches

      Appointment etc of senior coroners, area coroners and assistant coroners

    • Schedule 3

      30 speeches

      Appointment etc of senior coroners, area coroners and assistant coroners

    • Clause 23

      7 speeches

      Provision of staff and accommodation

    • Clause 31

      10 speeches

      Investigation by Chief Coroner or by judge at Chief Coroner’s invitation

    • Schedule 8

      0 speeches

      Investigation by Chief Coroner or by judge at Chief Coroner’s invitation

    • Clause 35

      13 speeches

      Abolition of the office of coroner of the Queen’s household

  • 9th sitting · Thursday, 26 February 2009

    [Frank Cook in the Chair] CJ 24 Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the Academy of Medical Sciences CJ 25 Ministry of Justice (further supplementary)

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    10th sitting · Thursday, 26 February 2009

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Schedule 18

      7 speeches

      Amendments of the Data Protection Act 1998 (c.29)

    • Clause 39

      7 speeches

      Persons suffering from diminished responsibility (England and Wales)

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    11th sitting · Tuesday, 3 March 2009

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 39

      20 speeches

      Persons suffering from diminished responsibility (England and Wales)

    • Clause 41

      46 speeches

      Partial defence to murder: loss of control

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    12th sitting · Tuesday, 3 March 2009

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 42

      0 speeches

      Meaning of “qualifying trigger”

    • Clause 46

      53 speeches

      Encouraging or assisting suicide (England and Wales)

    • Clause 49

      37 speeches

      Possession of prohibited images of children

    • Clause 52

      8 speeches

      Meaning of “image” and “child”

    • Clause 58

      20 speeches

      Hatred against persons on grounds of sexual orientation

    • Clause 60

      0 speeches

      Qualifying criminal investigations

  • 13th sitting · Thursday, 5 March 2009 · 1 speech

    [Frank Cook in the Chair] CJ 26 Caroline Beasley-Murray CJ 27 Information Commissioner CJ 27a Information Commissioner (additional)

  • Coroners and Justice Bill

    14th sitting · Thursday, 5 March 2009

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 76

      5 speeches

      Discharge or variation by appeal court

    • Clause 82

      8 speeches

      Eligibility for special measures: offences involving weapons

    • Schedule 12

      0 speeches

      Schedule 1A to the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

    • Clause 83

      8 speeches

      Special measures directions for child witnesses

    • Clause 84

      3 speeches

      Special provisions relating to sexual offences

    • Clause 85

      10 speeches

      Evidence by live link: presence of supporter

    • Clause 86

      3 speeches

      Video recorded evidence in chief: supplementary testimony

  • 15th sitting · Tuesday, 10 March 2009 · 4 speeches

    [Frank Cook in the Chair] CJ 28 Ministry of Justice (supplementary) CJ 29 Ministry of Justice (supplementary)

    • Clause 87

      13 speeches

      Examination of accused through intermediary

    • Clause 89

      4 speeches

      Directions to attend through live link

    • Clause 91

      15 speeches

      Searches of persons answering to live link bail

    • Clause 92

      5 speeches

      Use of live link in certain enforcement hearings

    • Clause 94

      5 speeches

      Effect of admission of video recording.

    • Clause 95

      2 speeches

      Admissibility of evidence of previous complaints

    • Clause 96

      16 speeches

      Powers in respect of offenders who assist investigations and prosecutions

    • Clause 97

      20 speeches

      Bail: risk of committing an offence causing injury

    • Clause 98

      5 speeches

      Bail decisions in murder cases to be made by Crown Court judge

    • Clause 100

      11 speeches

      Sentencing Council for England and Wales

  • 16th sitting · Tuesday, 10 March 2009

    [Frank Cook in the Chair]

    • Clause 100

      38 speeches

      Sentencing Council for England and Wales

    • Schedule 13

      2 speeches

      The Sentencing Council for England and Wales

    • Clause 105

      0 speeches

      Preparation or revision of guidelines in urgent cases

    • Clause 106

      0 speeches

      Proposals by Lord Chancellor or Court of Appeal

    • Clause 107

      0 speeches

      Sentencing guidelines: duty of court

    • Schedule 14

      8 speeches

      Extension of disqualification for driving

    • Clause 120

      2 speeches

      Dangerous offenders: terrorism offences (England and Wales)

    • Clause 122

      19 speeches

      Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses

    • Schedule 15

      9 speeches

      Treatment of convictions in other member States etc

    • Clause 128

      8 speeches

      Community Legal Service: pilot schemes

    • Clause 129

      2 speeches

      Excluded services: help in connection with business matters

    • Clause 131

      8 speeches

      Criminal Defence Service: enforcement of order to pay cost of representation

    • Clause 144

      3 speeches

      Effect of conviction being quashed etc

    • Clause 148

      2 speeches

      Functions of Serious Organised Crime Agency

    • Schedule 20

      0 speeches

      Transitional, transitory and saving provisions

    • New Clause 30

      0 speeches

      Anonymity in investigations: public interest immunity ‘Nothing in this Chapter affects the common law rules as to the withholding of information on the grounds of public interest...

    • New Clause 31

      0 speeches

      Transfer to Parole Board of certain functions under the Criminal Justice Act 1991 ‘(1) Part 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53) (as it continues to apply to persons sentenced for...

    • New Clause 1

      0 speeches

      Coroner for treasure and assistant coroners for treasure ‘(1) The Lord Chancellor may appoint a coroner, to be known as the Coroner for Treasure. (2) The Chief Coroner may designate one or...

    • New Clause 34

      3 speeches

      Orders under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 ‘A court sentencing or otherwise dealing with a person (“the defendant”) convicted or acquitted of an offence— (a) of...

    • New Clause 38

      9 speeches

      Abolition of rule in Hollington v. Hewthorn ‘Notwithstanding any rule of common law to the contrary, a finding of fact in legal proceedings before any court or tribunal is admissible as...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 16)

Chairpersons

  • Frank Cook (10)
  • Roger Gale (6)

Members

  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (14)
  • Russell Brown (16)
  • Maria Eagle (16)
  • Lord Garnier (16)
  • James Gray (12)
  • Stephen Hesford (16)
  • George Howarth (13)
  • Brian Iddon (16)
  • David Kidney (16)
  • Alun Michael (15)
  • Bridget Prentice (16)
  • Henry Bellingham (16)
  • Ian Lucas (16)
  • Angus Robertson (0)
  • Madeleine Moon (13)
  • David Howarth (16)
  • Jennifer Willott (16)
  • Jeremy Wright (16)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]