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.

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 18 January 2011 · 74 speeches

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 18 January 2011 · 85 speeches

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 01 Elizabeth Morley PR 02 Nick Bramhill PR 03 Michael Kheng PR 04 Greg Wilkinson PR 05 Andrew Govier PR 06...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 20 January 2011 · 80 speeches

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 73 JUSTICE PR 74 Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) PR 75 Consumer Focus PR 76 Association of Police Authorities (APA)...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 20 January 2011 · 107 speeches

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair]

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    [Mr George Howarthin theChair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 86 West Midlands Police Authority PR 87 Judy Griffiths PR 88 Ian Collins MBII PR 89 Phil Simmons PR 90 Andrew...

    • Clause 1

      75 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 102, in clause 1, page 1, line 6, at end insert—

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    [Mr George Howarthin the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      105 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 109, in clause 1, page 2, line 8, at end insert— Good afternoon, Mr Howarth. We had a good discussion this morning. There are differences between the Government and...

    • Schedule 1

      36 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 112, in schedule 1, page 104, line 8, at end insert—

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 27 January 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 95 Keep Britain Tidy PR 96 Hampshire Police Authority PR 97 Devon and Cornwall Police Authority PR 98 Cumbria...

    • Schedule 1

      32 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 115, in schedule 1, page 104, line 44, at end insert— I was just remarking, before this sitting began, on the fact that 9 o’clock in the...

    • Clause 2

      27 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 89, in clause 2, page 2, line 42, at end insert ‘where they are employed solely to assist the police force’.

    • Schedule 2

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 36, page 105, line 25 [Schedule 2], at end insert ‘for the purposes of employing staff’. I do not intend to detain the Committee long, as we have already...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 27 January 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair]

    • Schedule 2

      19 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 36, in schedule 2, page 105, line 25, at end insert ‘for the purposes of employing staff’.—(Mike Crockart.)

    • Clause 3

      48 speeches

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

    • Schedule 3

      37 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 492, in schedule 3, page 108, line 20, leave out paragraph 4. The amendment relates to the appointment of the deputy Mayor. Outside London, the role of...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 1 February 2011 · 4 speeches

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 100 Metropolitan Police Service PR 101 Norman Lee Plumpton-Walsh PR 102 North West Directors of Public Health

    • Clause 4

      4 speeches

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

    • Schedule 4

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the schedule be the Fourth schedule to the Bill.

    • Clause 5

      43 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 438, in clause 5, page 5, line 10, lea ve out subsection (3) and insert—

    • Clause 6

      2 speeches

      Amendment made: 53, in clause 6, page 6, line 41, lea ve out from ‘Crime’ to end of line 43 and insert ‘must consult the Commissioner of Police of...

    • Clause 7

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 477, in clause 7, page 7, line 36, lea ve out subsection (a) and insert—

    • Clause 9

      7 speeches

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

    • Clause 10

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 101, in clause 10, page 9, line 35, le ave out subsection (1) and insert— I shall refer briefly to the amendment and then make a more...

    • Clause 11

      2 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 21, in clause 11, page 10, line 44, a t end insert—

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 11

      15 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 21, in clause 11, page 10, line 44, at end insert—

    • Clause 12

      14 speeches

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

    • Clause 14

      8 speeches

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

    • Clause 19

      13 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 54, in clause 19, page 14, line 41, a fter ‘(7)’ insert ‘(a), (e), (f), (g) or (h)’.

    • Clause 23

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 24

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 56, in clause 24, page 18, line 2, leave out ‘and”;’ and insert ‘;

    • Clause 25

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 65, in clause 25, page 18, leave out lines 23 to 25 and insert—

    • Clause 26

      0 speeches

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

    • Schedule 5

      48 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 497, in schedule 5, page 112, line 15, leave out paragraph 1 and insert—

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 3 February 2011

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 103 John Gerrard PR 104 South Molton Town Council PR 105 Saint Blaise Town Council

    • Clause 28

      35 speeches

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

    • Schedule 6

      11 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 240, in schedule 6, page 115, line 4, leave out ‘ten’ and insert ‘12’.

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 3 February 2011

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Schedule 6

      23 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 240, in schedule 6, page 115, line 4, leave out ‘ten’ and insert ‘12’.—(Mike Crockart.)

    • Schedule 6

      17 speeches

      Question proposed, That this schedule be the Sixth schedule to the Bill.

    • Clause 30

      41 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 27, in clause 30, page 21, line 33, l eave out ‘two years’ and insert ‘six months’.

    • Schedule 7

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 41, in schedule 7, page 122, leave out lines 5 to 8. I now find myself in the position of wishing that I had not tabled quite so many amendments. I will be...

    • Clause 32

      35 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 206, in clause 32, page 22, line 22, l eave out from ‘by’ to the end of line 23 and insert

    • Clause 34

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 29, in clause 34, page 24, line 32, a fter ‘police’, insert

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 106 Chief Police Officers Staff Association PR 107 APACE (Additional Memorandum)

    • Clause 38

      18 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 234, in clause 38, page 25, line 32, a fter ‘commissioner’, insert— ‘in consultation with the Police and Crime...

    • Schedule 8

      52 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 124, in schedule 8, page 123, line 7, leave out paragraph 1.

    • Clause 42

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 151, in clause 42, page 28, line 19, a t end insert

    • Clause 48

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 50

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 52

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 53

      1 speech

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

    • Clause 57

      11 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 555, in clause 57, page 35, line 41, a t and add— The amendment would introduce the concept of a threshold in the election. An...

    • Clause 62

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 559, in clause 62, page 38, leave out lines 36 to 39. I just note in passing that, in spite of the comments that the hon. Gentleman made about the...

    • Clause 66

      2 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 496, in clause 66, page 42, line 16, l eave out subsection (4). The amendment is probing, seeking clarification from the Minister on why a...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 66

      1 speech

      Amendment proposed (this day): 496, in clause 66, page 42, line 16, leave out subsection (4).—(Mike Crockart.)

    • Clause 67

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 560, in clause 67, page 43, line 3, leave out from ‘has’ to ‘, or’ in line 9 and insert ‘been convicted in the United...

    • Clause 68

      8 speeches

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

    • Clause 75

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 563, in clause 75, page 47, line 19, l eave out from ‘treated,’ to end of line.

    • Clause 79

      52 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 166, in clause 79, page 49, leave out lines 1 and 2 and insert—

    • Clause 84

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 86

      3 speeches

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

    • Clause 89

      2 speeches

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

    • Schedule 11

      3 speeches

      Question proposed, That the schedule be the Eleventh schedule to the Bill.

    • Clause 90

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 91

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 92

      3 speeches

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

    • Clause 93

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 94

      1 speech

      I beg to move amendment 67, in clause 94, page 60, line 41, at end insert— This is a minor amendment to correct an error in clause 94. Section 53(2) of the Police...

    • Clause 95

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 68, in clause 95, page 61, line 3, omit ‘force) is amended as follows’ and insert ‘) is amended in accordance with subsections...

    • Clause 98

      2 speeches

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

    • Schedule 14

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 566, in schedule 14, page 143, line 29, at end insert— This is a technical amendment to clarify the application of existing legislation to chief...

    • Clause 101

      2 speeches

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

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 10 February 2011 · 2 speeches

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 108 Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine PR 109 Police Federation of England and Wales PR 110 Anglo-Israel...

    • Clause 103

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 104

      10 speeches

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

    • Clause 105

      30 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 597, in clause 105, page 66, leave out lines 35 to 39 and insert—

    • Clause 106

      12 speeches

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

    • Clause 108

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 109

      3 speeches

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

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 10 February 2011

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 109

      10 speeches

      Question (this day) again proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 112

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 113

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 587, in clause 113, page 73, line 32,  at end insert—

    • Clause 115

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 579, in clause 115, page 77, leave out lines 31 to 33. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Benton. The aim of the amendment is to...

    • Clause 118

      18 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 603, in clause 118, page 78, leave out lines 14 to 18.

    • Clause 119

      22 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 604, in clause 119, page 78, line 34,  leave out ‘appropriate’ and insert ‘necessary’. We move on to early morning...

    • Clause 120

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 577, in clause 120, page 82, leave out lines 23 to 33.

    • Clause 123

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 609, in clause 123, page 86, line 11,  leave out ‘five’ and insert ‘two’. Equally, we shall come on to the issue of...

    • Clause 124

      27 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 610, in clause 124, page 86, line 21,  leave out ‘that’ and insert ‘where’.

    • Clause 125

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 612, in clause 125, page 87, line 2, l eave out ‘on one’ and insert ‘for 15’. The amendment deals with the minimum...

    • Clause 127

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 128

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 613, in clause 128, page 88, line 28,  leave out paragraph (c).

    • Clause 30

      27 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 596, in clause 130, page 89, line 41,  leave out ‘70’ and insert ‘50’. The amendment is meant to test with the...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    17th sitting · Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 115 Sunderland City Council’s Community and Safer City Scrutiny Committee PR 116 Licensing Committee of Harlow...

    • Clause 134

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 581, in clause 134, page 92, line 17, after ‘(b)’, insert ‘other’.

    • Clause 135

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 139

      45 speeches

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

    • Clause 140

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 626, in clause 140, page 94, line 30, leave out paragraph (b) and insert— May I say at the outset that this is a classic probing amendment? I will not...

    • Clause 141

      59 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 618, in clause 141, page 95, line 2, l eave out ‘or authorised officer’.

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    18th sitting · Tuesday, 15 February 2011 · 1 speech

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair]

    • Clause 141

      15 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 625, in clause 141, page 96, line 1, leave out ‘mattress’ and insert ‘sheet, blanket, duvet, pillow, mattress, cardboard, plastic,...

    • Clause 142

      11 speeches

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

    • Clause 143

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 144

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 145

      4 speeches

      I would like some clarification. I have been surprised by some of the comments that have been made, but I was absolutely gobsmacked when the Minister said that a loud radio could be stopped from...

    • Clause 146

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 627, in clause 146, page 98, line 40,  at end insert— The purpose of the amendment is to try to clarify what will happen when there are...

    • Clause 148

      17 speeches

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

    • Schedule 16

      25 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 3, in schedule 16, page 175, line 22, leave out ‘two’ and insert ‘four’.

    • Clause 150

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 2, in clause 150, page 100, line 1, leave out from ‘omit’ to end of line and insert “paragraph (a) and insert ‘(a) a...

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    19th sitting · Thursday, 17 February 2011

    [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 125 Thames Valley Police Authority PR 126 Ann Foley PR 127 JNF PR 128 Hickman and Rose Solicitors PR 129 Andrew White...

    • Clause 151

      28 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 628, in clause 151, page 100, line 10,  ;at end insert— Good morning, Mr Benton. Yet again, it seems very early in the morning. I do not...

    • Clause 155

      2 speeches

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

  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

    20th sitting · Thursday, 17 February 2011

    [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PR 132 Local Government Ombudsmen

    • New Clause 2

      5 speeches

      Brought up, read the First time, and Motion made (this day), That the clause be read a Second time.

    • New Schedule 6

      3 speeches

      “Appeals relating to complaints dealt with other than by investigation

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 20)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (8)
  • Christopher Chope (8)
  • George Howarth (2)
  • Gary Streeter (2)

Members

  • Vernon Coaker (19)
  • Jeffrey M. Donaldson (7)
  • Clive Efford (19)
  • Steve McCabe (19)
  • Chris Ruane (16)
  • Mark Tami (20)
  • Nick Herbert (20)
  • James Brokenshire (20)
  • Diana R. Johnson (20)
  • Jeremy Wright (20)
  • Bridget Phillipson (17)
  • Michael Crockart (18)
  • Aidan Burley (18)
  • Michael Ellis (19)
  • Julian Huppert (20)
  • Mary Macleod (20)
  • Matthew Offord (15)
  • Nigel Mills (18)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]