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.

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill

    1st sitting · Thursday, 2 December 2010 · 184 speeches

    [Jim sheridan in the Chair]

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 7 December 2010

    [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      11 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 2

      7 speeches

      Question proposed,That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 3

      30 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 8, in clause 3, page 2, line 2, leave out ‘50’ and insert ‘90’. Amendment 8 is short and simple, but it may require some...

    • Clause 4

      41 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 4, page 2, line 9, leave out paragraph (b).

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill

    3rd sitting · Tuesday, 7 December 2010 · 1 speech

    [Mr George Howarth in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      25 speeches

      Amendment proposed this day: 1, in clause 4, page 2, line 9, leave out paragraph (b).—(Mr Hanson.)

    • Clause 5

      44 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 9, in clause 5, page 3, line 33, at end add— Good afternoon, Mr Howarth, and may I say how pleased I am that you are in the Chair? The...

    • Clause 6

      24 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 10, in clause 6, page 3, line 40, at end add— The amendment is at the heart of clause 6 and seeks to test the definition of the...

    • Clause 7

      12 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 9 December 2010

    [Jim Sheridan in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House NI 06 Forum of Private Business NI 07 Her Majesty’s Treasury

    • Clause 8

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 11, in clause 8, page 5, line 10, at end add ‘; which will aim to process all such applications within a three month period’.

    • Clause 9

      9 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 10

      3 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 4)

Chairpersons

  • Graham Brady (1)
  • George Howarth (1)
  • Jim Sheridan (2)

Members

  • David Hanson (4)
  • Kelvin Hopkins (4)
  • Chris Leslie (4)
  • Gregory Campbell (1)
  • Stephen Williams (4)
  • David Gauke (4)
  • Robert Goodwill (4)
  • Lyn Brown (4)
  • Andrew Bingham (2)
  • Matthew Hancock (4)
  • Gordon Birtwistle (4)
  • Martin Vickers (4)
  • Gavin Shuker (4)
  • Mel Stride (4)
  • Stella Creasy (4)
  • Heidi Alexander (4)
  • Richard Harrington (4)
  • Guy Opperman (3)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]