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.

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 22 March 2011 · 197 speeches

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair]

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 22 March 2011 · 160 speeches

    [Martin Caton in the Chair]

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 24 March 2011 · 84 speeches

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 24 Federation of Private Residents’ Associations PF 25 The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission PF 26 The...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    4th sitting · Thursday, 24 March 2011 · 155 speeches

    [Martin Caton in the Chair]

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 29 March 2011 · 1 speech

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 32 National Clamps PF 33 Biostore Ltd PF 34 Judith Bailey PF 35 Andrew Clewer

    • Clause 1

      67 speeches

      I have been here 14 years, so it is reassuring to know that I have made my mark. I beg to move amendment 14, in clause 1, page 1, line 8, leave out ‘DNA profiles’...

    • Clause 2

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 3

      23 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 19, in clause 3, page 3, line 30, leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘6’.

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 29 March 2011 · 2 speeches

    [Martin Caton in the Chair]

    • Clause 3

      84 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 19, in clause 3, page 3, line 30, leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘6’.—(Clive Efford.)

    • Clause 4

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 6

      7 speeches

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

    • Clause 7

      5 speeches

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

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    7th sitting · Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 36 The Freedom Association PF 37 Chief Surveillance Commissioner PF 38 Fair Play for Children

    • Clause 8

      23 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 52, in clause 8, page 7, line 20, after ‘person’, insert ‘over the age of 16’.

    • Clause 9

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 58, in clause 9, page 8, line 3, leav e out ‘2’ and insert ‘3’.

    • Clause 10

      14 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 59, in clause 10, page 8, line 11, af ter ‘with the’, insert ‘written’.

    • Clause 11

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 61, in clause 11, page 8, line 39, af ter ‘withdrawn’, insert ‘, either verbally or in writing,’.

    • Clause 12

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 13

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 63, in clause 13, page 9, line 20, leave out from ‘Police’ to end of clause. Again, this is a probing amendment. I would like some clarification about what a...

    • Clause 14

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 65, in clause 14, page 9, line 27, af ter ‘samples’, insert ‘and all other biometric information’.

    • Clause 16

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 72, in clause 16, page 10, line 40, l eave out subsection (2). Again, this is a probing amendment, which we do not intend to push to a vote....

    • Clause 17

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 73, in clause 17, page 11, line 31, l eave out subsection (3). We are making steady progress today, and I just want clarification of one or...

    • Clause 18

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 18, page 12, line 32, l eave out ‘or’.

    • Schedule 1

      1 speech

      Amendments made: 8, in schedule 1, page 87, line 42, after ‘(a)’ insert ‘in relation to a recordable offence in England and Wales or Northern Ireland—...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    8th sitting · Tuesday, 5 April 2011 · 1 speech

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1

      14 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 76, in schedule 1, page 94, line 43, leave out paragraph (c).—(Clive Efford.)

    • Clause 20

      31 speeches

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

    • Clause 21

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 22

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 24

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 77, in clause 24, page 15, line 28, after ‘profiles’, insert ‘to include management and oversight of the processes involved in the...

    • Clause 25

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 26

      45 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 88, in clause 26, page 17, leave out subsection (2) and insert— ‘(2A) The relevant authority shall notify all parents if they are currently...

    • Clause 27

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 87, in clause 27, page 18, line 3, at end insert— ‘(3A) When consent is withdrawn all biometric information shall be...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    9th sitting · Tuesday, 26 April 2011 · 1 speech

    [Mr Gary Streeterin the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 39 National Union of Teachers PF 40 Campaign for Freedom of Information PF 41 Blackheath Cator Estate PF 42 Proserve...

    • Clause 29

      52 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 93, in clause 29, page 19, line 30, l eave out subsection (1) and insert— ‘(1) The Secretary of State must establish an...

    • Clause 30

      3 speeches

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

    • Clause 33

      16 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 100, in clause 33, page 22, line 10, a t beginning insert— ‘(A1) The surveillance camera code is not mandatory.’.

    • Clause 34

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 102, in clause 34, page 23, line 23, a t end insert— ‘(1A) Before the Commissioner is formally appointed, the candidate must give...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    10th sitting · Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    [Martin Caton in the Chair]

    • Clause 34

      5 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 82, in clause 34, page 23, line 28, after ‘it’, insert ‘and the processing of personal information if that information relates...

    • Clause 35

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 84, in clause 35, page 23, line 42, after ‘commissioner’, insert ‘to include an assessment of whether the code of practice...

    • Clause 37

      12 speeches

      Amendment made: 4, in clause 37, page 26, line 38, l eave out ‘because it deals’ and insert ‘and would deal’.—(James Brokenshire.)

    • Clause 38

      20 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 103, in clause 38, page 27, line 32, a t end insert— ‘(c) the seriousness threshold has been met, defined as offences that carry...

    • Clause 39

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 41

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 42

      4 speeches

      The clause creates a “Duty to review certain existing powers of entry.” Can the Minister explain why the word “certain” is in the title of the clause, because it implies a...

    • Clause 43

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 45

      0 speeches

      Amendment made: 6, in clause 45, page 33, line 7, le ave out ‘because it deals’ and insert ‘and would deal’.—(James Brokenshire.)

    • Clause 47

      17 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 104, in clause 47, page 34, line 9, le ave out subsection (1) and insert— ‘(1) The Secretary of State must establish an...

    • Clause 51

      2 speeches

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

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    11th sitting · Thursday, 28 April 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 53 British Irish RIGHTS WATCH PF 54 Genevieve Lennon PF 55 Jon Fassbender PF 56 Public and Commercial Services...

    • Clause 54

      79 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 107, in clause 54, page 37, line 23, after ‘apply’, insert ‘in relation to immobilisation achieved by way of a fixed barrier at the...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    12th sitting · Thursday, 28 April 2011

    [Martin Caton in the Chair]

    • Clause 54

      52 speeches

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

    • Clause 55

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 56

      47 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 105, in clause 56, page 38, line 25, a t beginning insert ‘(1)’.

    • Schedule 4

      14 speeches

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

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    13th sitting · Tuesday, 3 May 2011 · 2 speeches

    [Martin Caton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 59 General Social Care Council

    • Clause 57

      25 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 162, in clause 57, page 38, line 37, a t end add— ‘(3) The 14 days limit may be temporarily extended through the Detention of...

    • Clause 58

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 164, in clause 58, page 39, line 3, at end add— ‘(2) An inquiry shall be established to investigate the effectiveness of the...

    • Clause 59

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 60

      8 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 109, in clause 60, page 40, line 6, le ave out from beginning to end of line and insert ‘Before section 48 of the Terrorism Act 2000...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    14th sitting · Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair]

    • Clause 60

      5 speeches

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

    • Schedule 5

      8 speeches

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

    • Clause 61

      8 speeches

      Amendments made: 112, in clause 61, page 41, line 12, leave out ‘43B’ and insert ‘47A’. Amendment 113, in...

    • Clause 62

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 165, in clause 62, page 42, line 40, a t end add ‘except in removing the right for PSNI to stop and search for unlawful munitions and...

    • Clause 63

      95 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 121, in clause 63, page 43, line 18, at end insert— (za) physical assistance which is given to a child who is in need of it by reason of...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    15th sitting · Tuesday, 10 May 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 60 Sport and Recreation Alliance and Child Protection in Sport Unit PF 61 NSPCC PF 62 Wiltshire & Swindon...

    • Clause 64

      13 speeches

      Amendment made: 132, in clause 64, page 46, line 33, l eave out ‘falling within’ and insert ‘which is a regulated activity relating to vulnerable...

    • Clause 65

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: 133, in clause 65, page 47, line 5, le ave out ‘or community care services’. Amendment 134, in...

    • Clause 66

      66 speeches

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

    • Clause 67

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 68

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 69

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 70

      13 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 166, in clause 70, page 53, line 28, a t end insert— ‘(4) The sponsor of any individual engaged in regulated activity as listed...

    • Clause 71

      13 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 143, in clause 71, page 56, line 5, le ave out ‘After paragraph 3(1)’ and insert ‘Omit paragraph 3(1)(b)’.

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    16th sitting · Tuesday, 10 May 2011

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair]

    • Clause 71

      3 speeches

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

    • Clause 72

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 73

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 74

      20 speeches

      Amendments made: 145, in clause 74, page 59, line 16, leave out from ‘appropriate’ to end of line 17. Amendment 146, in...

    • Clause 75

      10 speeches

      Amendment made: 147, in clause 75, page 62, line 34, before ‘of’ insert ‘or’.—(Lynne Featherstone.)

    • Clause 76

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: 148, in clause 76, page 63, line 19, after ‘officer’, insert ‘, (d) any prescribed purpose’. Amendment 149, in...

    • Clause 77

      51 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 187, in clause 77, page 63, line 24, a t beginning insert— ‘(1) Omit section 93 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (which, if...

    • Clause 78

      9 speeches

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

    • Clause 79

      16 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 188, in clause 79, page 64, line 22, l eave out ‘117(2)’ and insert ‘117(1)’.

    • Clause 80

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 81

      2 speeches

      Currently, a CRB check discloses all unspent criminal convictions. Clause 81 would amend that, so that a CRB check will also disclose conditional cautions. What kinds of offences will that cover?...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    17th sitting · Thursday, 12 May 2011 · 10 speeches

    [Martin Caton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 68 Association of Directors of Adult Social Services PF 69 Dover Harbour Board PF 70 Manifesto Club PF 71 Committee on...

    • Clause 82

      10 speeches

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

    • Clause 83

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 84

      27 speeches

      Procedure for decisions by the Secretary of State

    • Clause 85

      12 speeches

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

    • Clause 86

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 87

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 88

      1 speech

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

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    18th sitting · Thursday, 12 May 2011

    [Martin Caton in the Chair]

    • Clause 88

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 89

      6 speeches

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

    • Clause 90

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 92

      25 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 213, in clause 92, page 74, leave out lines 32 to 37.

    • Clause 93

      7 speeches

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

    • Clause 94

      2 speeches

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

    • Clause 95

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 150, in clause 95, page 78, line 9, at end insert— ‘( ) In paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 5 to the Data Protection Act 1998 (maximum...

    • Clause 96

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 97

      8 speeches

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

    • Clause 98

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 99

      4 speeches

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

    • Clause 100

      2 speeches

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

    • Schedule 7

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 190, in schedule 7, page 119, line 43, at end insert—

    • Schedule 8

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: 120,in schedule 8, page 133, line 30, at end insert— ‘Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/631) The whole instrument.’....

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    19th sitting · Tuesday, 17 May 2011 · 1 speech

    [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 75 Lancashire Clamping Co Ltd PF 76 The Football Association PF 77 Association of Managers in Education PF 78...

    • Clause 104

      19 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 223, in clause 104, page 82, line 14, after ‘of’ insert— ‘, and sections (Establishment and constitution of DBS) to...

    • Clause 105

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: 224, in clause 105, page 82, line 23, leave out paragraph (e) and insert— ‘(e) Chapter 1 of Part 5 (excluding section (Corresponding...

    • Clause 107

      8 speeches

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

    • New Clause 16

      0 speeches

      ‘In section 75(4) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (commencement of section 56 of that Act not to be earlier than the first day on which certain sections of the Police Act 1997 relating to...

    • New Clause 18

      0 speeches

      ‘Schedule (Safeguarding of vulnerable groups: Northern Ireland) (which makes corresponding amendments in relation to Northern Ireland about the safeguarding of vulnerable groups) has...

    • New Clause 19

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) There is to be a body corporate known as the Disclosure and Barring Service. (2) In this Chapter “DBS” means the Disclosure and Barring Service. (3) Schedule (Disclosure...

    • New Clause 20

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by order transfer any function of ISA to DBS. (2) The Secretary of State may by order transfer to DBS any function of the Secretary of State under, or in...

    • New Clause 21

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) Any power to make an order under section (Transfer of functions to DBS and dissolution of ISA)— (a) is exercisable by statutory instrument, (b) includes power to make...

    • New Clause 22

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State may, in connection with an order under section (Transfer of functions to DBS and dissolution of ISA), make a scheme for the transfer to DBS of property, rights...

    • New Clause 2

      17 speeches

      ‘(1) In Schedule 2 to the Data Protection Act 1998 (conditions relevant for purposes of the first principle: processing of any personal data) in paragraph 1 after “his” there is...

    • New Clause 5

      4 speeches

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a Commissioner to be known as the Privacy Commissioner (referred to in this section as “the Commissioner”). (2) It shall be the duty to...

  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

    20th sitting · Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    [Martin Caton in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House PF 87 Unlock

    • New Clause 5

      2 speeches

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a Commissioner to be known as the Privacy Commissioner (referred to in this section as “the Commissioner”). (2) It shall be the duty to...

    • New Clause 7

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) Where a facility for parking on private land is made available to the public, or a specific group of persons, due warning of the terms and conditions for that parking will be...

    • New Clause 12

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State must establish an independent inquiry into the use of investigatory powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. (2) The inquiry will examine in...

    • New Clause 13

      0 speeches

      ‘(1) A person commits an offence who, without lawful authority, requires a driver or any person in possession of a vehicle to pay parking charges in relation to a contract to park that...

    • New Clause 14

      3 speeches

      ‘After section 6 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, insert— “(6A) A regulated activity provider must, in exercising their functions under this Act, have regard to...

    • New Clause 15

      0 speeches

      ‘The Independent Safeguarding Authority has a duty to share information with the Police where— (a) the information is such that the Chief Executive of the ISA feels that a criminal...

    • New Clause 17

      8 speeches

      ‘(1) The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 is amended as follows. (2) In Schedule 4, paragraph 3, subsection (1)(a) after “exclusively or mainly for the provision of full-time...

    • New Schedule 1

      0 speeches

      Restriction of scope of regulated activities: children 1 (1) Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 2 to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/1351 (N.I.11)) (regulated...

    • New Schedule 2

      0 speeches

      Membership 1 (1) DBS is to consist of— (a) a person who has the function of chairing DBS, and (b) such number of other members as the Secretary of State decides. (2) A person falling within...

    • Title

      6 speeches

      Amendment made: 241, title, line 10, leave out ‘amend the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006; to make provision about criminal records’ and insert ‘make provision...

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Committee membership and attendance (out of 20)

Chairpersons

  • Martin Caton (9)
  • Gary Streeter (11)

Members

  • Tom Brake (20)
  • Vernon Coaker (18)
  • Clive Efford (19)
  • John Robertson (16)
  • Mark Tami (18)
  • Tom Watson (12)
  • James Brokenshire (20)
  • Baroness Featherstone (20)
  • Diana R. Johnson (20)
  • Jeremy Wright (20)
  • Jim Shannon (13)
  • Jenny Chapman (12)
  • Steven Baker (19)
  • Gareth Johnson (20)
  • Nicola Blackwood (15)
  • Robert Buckland (20)
  • Michael Ellis (20)
  • Rehman Chishti (18)
  • Guy Opperman (6)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]