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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.

  • Energy Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 5 January 2010 · 139 speeches

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

  • Energy Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 5 January 2010 · 161 speeches

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair] EN 01 Jon Gibbins and Stuart Haszeldine EN 03 Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and WWF EN 04 Consumer Focus EN 05 Macmillan Cancer Support EN 06 WWF and UK Green...

  • Energy Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 7 January 2010 · 44 speeches

    [Mr. Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

  • Energy Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 7 January 2010 · 70 speeches

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair] EN 04 Consumer Focus

  • Energy Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 12 January 2010

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      2 speeches

      Assistance schemes: further provision

  • Energy Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 12 January 2010

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 6

      87 speeches

      CCS demonstration projects and additional CCS use

  • Energy Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 14 January 2010

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      46 speeches

      Schemes for reducing fuel poverty

  • Energy Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 14 January 2010

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 8

      72 speeches

      Schemes for Reducing Fuel Poverty

    • Clause 9

      2 speeches

      Schemes for reducing fuel poverty: supplementary

    • Clause 10

      4 speeches

      Reconciliation mechanism: regulations

    • Clause 14

      10 speeches

      Schemes for reducing fuel poverty: interpretation

  • Energy Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 19 January 2010 · 2 speeches

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] EN 13 Ofgem

    • Clause 16

      95 speeches

      Amendments of section 4AA of the Gas Act 1986

  • Energy Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 26

      5 speeches

      Time limit for the imposition of financial penalties

    • Clause 27

      39 speeches

      Adjustment of charges to help disadvantaged groups of customers

  • Energy Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 21 January 2010

    [Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]

    • Clause 27

      12 speeches

      Adjustment of charges to help disadvantaged groups of customers

    • New Clause 1

      39 speeches

      Carbon emissions performance standard ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall make provision by regulations for a carbon emissions performance standard to set the maximum level of carbon dioxide...

  • Energy Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 21 January 2010

    [Hugh Bayley in the Chair]

    • New Clause 1

      8 speeches

      Carbon emissions performance standard ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall make provision by regulations for a carbon emissions performance standard to set the maximum level of carbon dioxide...

    • New Clause 2

      0 speeches

      Emissions performance standard ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulation introduce an Emissions Performance Standard to apply to all electricity generation plants. (2) In this section...

    • New Clause 3

      34 speeches

      Green deal ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations introduce a scheme whereby every household shall have an entitlement for household energy efficiency measures. (2) The Secretary of...

    • New Clause 9

      11 speeches

      Membership of the Ofgem board ‘(1) Schedule 1 of the Utilities Act 2000 is amended as follows. (2) In paragraph 1(1), before “chairman”, insert “lay”. (3) In paragraph...

    • New Clause 10

      7 speeches

      Regulation of the gas market ‘(1) Section 23 of the Gas Act 1986 is amended as follows. (2) Omit subsections (6) to (8) and (10).’.—(Simon Hughes.)

    • New Clause 12

      5 speeches

      Prioritisation of installation of smart-meters for vulnerable households and those in close proximity to a renewable energy generation facility ‘(1) A support scheme may make provision to...

    • New Clause 13

      14 speeches

      CCS body for pipelines ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations establish a body or bodies to facilitate the movement of CO2 from CCS-enabled facilities. (2) The body’s duties may...

    • New Clause 14

      19 speeches

      Community benefits for residence in proximity to renewable energy generation ‘The Secretary of State may by regulations make a scheme to make provision for— (a) cheaper tariffs for...

    • New Clause 15

      0 speeches

      CCS Roadmap ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before the House a programme and timeline for the delivery of at least three carbon capture and storage demonstration projects. (2) The...

    • New Clause 16

      9 speeches

      Carbon floor price ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations introduce a mechanism to produce a floor in the price of carbon. (2) “A floor in the price of carbon” means a...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 12)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (7)
  • Hugh Bayley (5)

Members

  • Simon Hughes (12)
  • David Kidney (11)
  • Steve McCabe (11)
  • Judy Mallaber (10)
  • Joan Ruddock (12)
  • Paddy Tipping (8)
  • Derek Twigg (11)
  • Alan Whitehead (10)
  • Lord Willis of Knaresborough (11)
  • John Robertson (10)
  • Charles Hendry (12)
  • Michael Weir (12)
  • Bill Wiggin (12)
  • Tobias Ellwood (8)
  • Natascha Engel (11)
  • Emily Thornberry (11)
  • Brian Binley (12)
  • Anne Main (6)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]