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.

  • Postal Services Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 9 November 2010 · 100 speeches

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair]

  • Postal Services Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 9 November 2010 · 109 speeches

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 01 Robert Messenger PS 02 Age UK PS 03 Federation of Small Businesses PS 04 British Postal Museum & Archive PS 05...

  • Postal Services Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 11 November 2010 · 46 speeches

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 09 PayPoint plc PS 10 TNT Post UK Ltd PS 11 The Co-operative Group PS 12 RAPP PS 13 Consumer Focus

  • Postal Services Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 11 November 2010 · 78 speeches

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

  • Postal Services Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 14 Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance PS 15 Association of Convenience Stores

    • Clause 1

      148 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 13, in clause 1, page 1, line 7, afte r ‘repealed’, insert ‘but the restrictions in sections 65 to 67 of the Postal...

  • Postal Services Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      125 speeches

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

  • Postal Services Bill

    7th sitting · Thursday, 18 November 2010

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 16 UK Mail

    • Clause 2

      56 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 16, in clause 2, page 1, line 16, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

  • Postal Services Bill

    8th sitting · Thursday, 18 November 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      107 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 16, in clause 2, page 1, line 16, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

  • Clause 3

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 23 November 2010 · 80 speeches

    I beg to move amendment 22, in clause 3, page 2, line 22, leave out subsections (2) to (4) and add—

  • Clause 4

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 23 November 2010 · 6 speeches

    I beg to move amendment 34, in clause 4, page 3, leave out line 7 and insert—

  • Postal Services Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 23 November 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      113 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 34, in clause 4, page 3, leave out line 7 and insert—

    • Clause 5

      0 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 26, in clause 5, page 3, line 33, lea ve out ‘report’ and insert ‘Bill’.—(Nia Griffith.)

    • Clause 8

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 32, in clause 8, page 5, line 14, lea ve out ‘reasonably’. I promise not to keep the Committee long with an inquiry into a single...

  • Postal Services Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 25 November 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 18 Royal Mail Group

    • Clause 9

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 11

      30 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 3, in clause 11, page 6, line 22, le ave out ‘the company’s’.

  • Postal Services Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 25 November 2010

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair]

    • Clause 11

      78 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 3, in clause 11, page 6,  line 22, leave out ‘the company’s’.—(Mr Weir.)

    • Clause 16

      17 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 44, in clause 16, page 9, line 25, at end insert ‘(but may not convert benefits that are not money purchase benefits to money purchase...

    • Clause 17

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 43, in clause 17, page 10, line 6, at end insert— When the Minister spoke about amendment 39, I was interested—and glad—to...

  • Postal Services Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 19 ifs ProShare

    • Clause 18

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 42, in clause 18, page 10, line 16, a t end insert—

    • Clause 19

      22 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 97, in clause 19, page 10, line 28, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    • Clause 22

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 100, in clause 22, page 12, line 18, a t end insert— As this issue is neither long nor complicated, I hope that the Minister will be...

    • Clause 27

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 71, in clause 27, page 14, line 30, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘will’.

  • Postal Services Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 27

      63 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 71, in clause 27, page 14, line 30, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘will’.—(Nia Griffith.)

    • Clause 28

      52 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 40, in clause 28, page 15, line 4, at end insert ‘and to facilitate this, the current funding agreement of Postcomm in respect of...

  • Postal Services Bill

    15th sitting · Thursday, 2 December 2010 · 1 speech

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 28

      75 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 74, in clause 28, page 15, line 14, at end insert

  • Postal Services Bill

    16th sitting · Thursday, 2 December 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 28

      61 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 74, in clause 28, page 15, line 14, at end insert

    • Clause 29

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 76, in clause 29, page 15, line 28, a t end insert

    • Clause 30

      11 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 56, in clause 30, page 16, line 3, af ter ‘letters’, insert ‘and other postal packets’.

  • Postal Services Bill

    17th sitting · Tuesday, 7 December 2010 · 2 speeches

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair] PS 20 Employee Share Ownership Centre

    • Clause 30

      8 speeches

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

    • Clause 32

      11 speeches

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

    • Clause 33

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 45, in clause 33, page 18, line 16, a fter ‘May’, insert ‘after five years’.

    • Clause 34

      18 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 81, in clause 34, page 18, line 38, leave out ‘may designate one or more postal operators’ and insert ‘must designate a postal...

    • Clause 35

      8 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 51, in clause 35, page 19, line 35, leave out ‘may impose a designated USP condition on a universal service provider’ and insert...

    • Clause 36

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 92, in clause 36, page 20, line 38, at end insert— I expect that hon. Members are getting hungry and will not want me to speak for too long...

    • Clause 37

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 106, in clause 37, page 21, line 36, leave out ‘and’ and insert

  • Postal Services Bill

    18th sitting · Tuesday, 7 December 2010

    [Mr David Amess in the Chair]

    • Clause 37

      24 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 106, in clause 37, page 21, line 36, leave out ‘and’ and insert

    • Clause 38

      24 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 70, in clause 38, page 22, line 33, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.—(Nia Griffith.)

    • Clause 39

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 40

      2 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 108, in clause 40, page 24, line 10, a t end insert ‘OFCOM shall exercise its power under subsection (1) if it considers that the provision...

    • Schedule 4

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 42

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 118, in clause 42, page 25, line 35, l eave out subsection (10). I really do not know how to follow that. Subsection (10) is strange. It...

    • Clause 43

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 119, in clause 43, page 26, line 25, l eave out from ‘burden’ to end of line 26.

  • Postal Services Bill

    19th sitting · Thursday, 9 December 2010

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 21 Andrew Pendleton

    • Clause 44

      11 speeches

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

    • Clause 45

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 121, in clause 45, page 28, line 13, l eave out ‘12 months’ and insert ‘3 years’. It is a pleasure to serve under...

    • Clause 46

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 47

      12 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 50, in clause 47, page 29, line 22, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.—(Nia Griffith.)

    • Clause 48

      0 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 112, in clause 48, page 30, line 10, a t end insert ‘provided in either case that such action would not be likely to adversely affect the...

    • Clause 49

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 122, in clause 49, page 30, leave out lines 34 and 35 and insert ‘every operator appropriate to the postal service each provides’. We...

  • Postal Services Bill

    20th sitting · Thursday, 9 December 2010

    [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PS 22 COSLA

    • Clause 49

      1 speech

      Amendment proposed (this day): 122, in clause 49, page 30, leave out lines 34 and 35 and insert

    • Clause 50

      0 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 65, in clause 50, page 31, line 35, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.—(Nia Griffith.)

    • Schedule 6

      12 speeches

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

    • Clause 57

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 59

      16 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 123, in clause 59, page 36, line 26, l eave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’. At this point I might slow down the...

    • Clause 60

      11 speeches

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

    • Schedule 9

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 67, page 99, line 18 [Schedule 9], leave out ‘Except as mentioned below,’.

    • Clause 65

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 124, in clause 65, page 40, line 7, le ave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’. The amendment seeks to change the review period,...

    • Clause 66

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 67

      22 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 125, in clause 67, page 40, line 33, a t end insert—

    • Clause 68

      2 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 130, in clause 68, page 41, line 40, a t end insert—

    • Clause 69

      3 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 131, in clause 69, page 42, line 13, a t end insert—

    • Clause 70

      0 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 134, in clause 70, page 43, line 19, a t end insert ‘and

    • Schedule 10

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 137, in schedule 10, page 103, line 6, leave out ‘50,’. Again, I will not detain the Committee for long. The purpose of the amendment is to...

    • Schedule 11

      6 speeches

      Amendment proposed: 144, in schedule 11, page 114, line 41, at end insert: ‘and the representatives of the employees of the old company.’.—(Gordon Banks.)

    • Clause 77

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 79

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 80

      17 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 102, in clause 80, page 48, line 38, l eave out from ‘29’ to end of line 40.

    • Schedule 12

      14 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 69, in schedule 12, page 128, line 13, at end insert “unless it can be identified that the packet was incorrectly priced by— I will be...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 21)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (11)
  • Anne Begg (1)
  • Jimmy Hood (8)

Members

  • Edward Davey (20)
  • Michael Weir (14)
  • David Wright (20)
  • Brooks Newmark (20)
  • Nia Griffith (20)
  • Ed Vaizey (20)
  • Jo Swinson (19)
  • Gordon Banks (18)
  • Rebecca Harris (19)
  • Gregg McClymont (20)
  • Graeme Morrice (20)
  • Damian Collins (18)
  • Andrew Stephenson (19)
  • Karl Turner (19)
  • Priti Patel (18)
  • Richard Fuller (20)
  • Tom Blenkinsop (20)
  • Robin Walker (19)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]