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.

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 19 January 2010 · 87 speeches

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 19 January 2010 · 100 speeches

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair] CS01 National Children’s Bureau CS02 Mr. Imran Shah CS03 Family Planning Association CS04 Mr. Imran Shah and Ms Betsy Anderson CS05 Mrs. Roxanne Featherstone...

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 21 January 2010 · 24 speeches

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair] CS13 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health CS14 Children are Unbeatable! Alliance CS15 Dani Ahrens CS16 Rosemary McGruther

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 21 January 2010

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Written evidence to be reported to the House

      25 speeches

      CS 17 Children’s Commissioner for England (Dr. Julia Brophy) CS 18 Dr. Ben Anderson CS 19 Association of Lawyers for Children CS 20 Tania Berlow CS 21 Michael Crawshaw CS 22 Tania Berlow,...

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 26 January 2010

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair] CS23 Local Government Association CS24 Sir Mark Potter CS25 Lorena Hodgson CS26 Kelly Green CS27 Louise Thorn CS28 Ceridwen Roberts and Robert George CS29 Michael...

    • Clause 1

      121 speeches

      Pupil and parent guarantees

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 26 January 2010

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      133 speeches

      Pupil and parent guarantees

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 28 January 2010 · 1 speech

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair] CS33 PSHE Association CS34 Randall Hardy CS35 Newspaper Society CS36 Society of Editors CS37 Autism-in-Mind CS38 Education Otherwise (additional memorandum) CS39...

    • Clause 1

      62 speeches

      Pupil and parent guarantees

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 28 January 2010 · 2 speeches

    [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      11 speeches

      Procedure for issuing and revising pupil and parent guarantees

    • Clause 3

      2 speeches

      Complaints relating to pupil and parent guarantees

    • Clause 4

      66 speeches

      Home-school agreements for each pupil

    • Clause 5

      16 speeches

      Home-school agreements: parenting contracts and parenting orders

    • Clause 6

      25 speeches

      Parental satisfaction surveys

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 2 February 2010 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Clive Betts in the Chair] CS40 Home Education Advisory Service CS41 David Hough CS42 Action for Home Education

    • Clause 6

      68 speeches

      Parental satisfaction surveys

    • Clause 7

      22 speeches

      School inspections: pupils with disabilities or special educational needs

    • Clause 8

      7 speeches

      Right of appeal against determination by local authority not to amend statement

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 2 February 2010

    [Mr. Clive Betts in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      6 speeches

      Right of appeal against determination by local authority not to amend statement

    • Clause 9

      13 speeches

      Exceptional provision of education in short stay schools or elsewhere

    • Clause 13

      9 speeches

      Sex and relationships education: manner of provision

    • Clause 14

      21 speeches

      Exemption from sex and relationships education

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 4 February 2010

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair] CS43 Local Government Ombudsman CS44 Local Government Ombudsman (additional memorandum) CS45 Jacquie Cox CS46 John Friel CS47 Newspaper Society CS48 Pamela and Terry...

    • Clause 14

      32 speeches

      Exemption from sex and relationships education

    • Clause 15

      9 speeches

      Power to provide community facilities etc

    • Clause 16

      4 speeches

      Power to form company to establish Academy, etc

  • Children, Schools and Families Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 4 February 2010

    [Janet Anderson in the Chair]

    • Clause 20

      12 speeches

      Provision of Information about Schools, etc

    • Clause 22

      9 speeches

      Schools causing concern: powers of Secretary of State, etc

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 12)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (6)
  • Janet Anderson (4)
  • Peter Atkinson (2)
  • Hugh Bayley (2)
  • Joe Benton (2)
  • Clive Betts (2)
  • Roger Gale (1)

Members

  • Colin Breed (3)
  • Vincent Cable (0)
  • Vernon Coaker (12)
  • Ann Cryer (12)
  • Caroline Flint (12)
  • Nick Gibb (12)
  • Simon Hughes (4)
  • David Kidney (4)
  • Martin Linton (11)
  • Tim Loughton (12)
  • Andrew Love (3)
  • Steve McCabe (3)
  • Judy Mallaber (3)
  • George Mudie (3)
  • Ian Pearson (2)
  • Bridget Prentice (12)
  • Ken Purchase (8)
  • Joan Ruddock (4)
  • Paddy Tipping (2)
  • Mark Todd (3)
  • Derek Twigg (4)
  • Andrew Tyrie (2)
  • Alan Whitehead (4)
  • Lord Willis of Knaresborough (4)
  • John Robertson (4)
  • Annette Brooke (12)
  • Charles Hendry (4)
  • Mark Hoban (3)
  • David Laws (11)
  • Rob Marris (2)
  • Tom Watson (1)
  • Michael Weir (4)
  • Bill Wiggin (9)
  • Graham Stuart (10)
  • Tobias Ellwood (2)
  • Kerry McCarthy (12)
  • Charles Walker (1)
  • Natascha Engel (4)
  • Celia Barlow (2)
  • Diana R. Johnson (12)
  • Emily Thornberry (4)
  • Brian Binley (4)
  • James Duddridge (3)
  • Anne Main (2)
  • Lynda Waltho (5)
  • Edward Timpson (12)
  • John Howell (3)
  • Lindsay Roy (3)
  • William Bain (2)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]