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.

  • Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill

    1st sitting · Wednesday, 28 March 2018 · 2 speeches

    [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair]

    • Key definitions

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 2, in clause 1, page 1, line 5, leave out subsection (3) and insert— ‘(3) “Mental health unit” means— (a) a health...

    • Policy on use of force

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 8, in clause 3, page 2, line 36, leave out subsection (1) and insert— ‘(1) The responsible person for each mental health unit must publish...

    • Information about use of force

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 84, in clause 4, page 3, line 12, lea ve out subsections (1) to (3) and insert— ‘(1) The responsible person for each mental...

    • Training in appropriate use of force

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 86, in clause 5, page 3, line 33, lea ve out subsection (1) and insert— ‘(1) The responsible person for each mental health unit...

    • Guidance about functions under this Act

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 28, in clause 6, page 4, line 2, leav e out “Care Quality Commission” and insert “Secretary of State”. This amendment...

    • Annual report by the Secretary of State

      2 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 70, in clause 9, page 5, line 39, lea ve out subsections (1) to (4) and insert— ‘(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after the...

  • Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill

    2nd sitting · Wednesday, 18 April 2018 · 3 speeches

    [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair]

  • Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill

    3rd sitting · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · 1 speech

    [James Gray in the Chair]

    • Recording of use of force

      4 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 94, in clause 7, page 4, line 15, lea ve out subsection (1) and insert— “(1) The responsible person for each mental health unit...

    • Statistics prepared by mental health units

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 69, in clause 8, page 5, line 16, lea ve out subsections (1) to (5) and insert— “(1) The Secretary of State must ensure that at...

    • Independent investigation of deaths

      14 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 12, page 6, line 34, end insert— “(1A) A person appointed under this section must be independent of the NHS and of...

    • Police body cameras

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 93, in clause 13, page 7, line 20, le ave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert— “(1) If a police officer is going to a mental...

    • Regulations

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 81, in clause 18, page 9, line 25, at end insert “(other than regulations made under section 20(3))”. This amendment provides that...

    • Commencement, extent and short title

      4 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 83, in clause 20, page 9, line 35, le ave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert— “(3) The other provisions of this Act come into...

    • Delegation of responsible person’s functions

      0 speeches

      “(1) The responsible person for each mental health unit may delegate any functions exercisable by the responsible person under this Act to a relevant person only in accordance with this...

    • Transitional provision

      0 speeches

      “The Secretary of State may by regulations make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act.”— This new...

    • Interpretation

      0 speeches

      “In this Act— ‘health service hospital’ has the same meaning as in section 275(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006; ‘independent hospital’ has the same...

    • Investigation of deaths or serious injuries

      4 speeches

      “When a patient dies or suffers a serious injury in a mental health unit, the responsible person for the mental health unit must have regard to any guidance relating to the investigation of...

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Committee membership and attendance (out of 3)

Chairpersons

  • Karen Buck (0)
  • James Gray (1)

Members

  • Shabana Mahmood (0)
  • Caroline Lucas (1)
  • Luciana Berger (2)
  • Jackie Doyle-Price (3)
  • Steve Reed (3)
  • Helen Hayes (3)
  • Kevin Foster (3)
  • William Wragg (2)
  • Mike Wood (3)
  • Maggie Throup (3)
  • Daniel Zeichner (2)
  • Tom Pursglove (3)
  • Edward Argar (2)
  • Will Quince (3)
  • Paula Sherriff (3)
  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan (3)
  • Gareth Snell (2)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]