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.

  • Export Control Bill

    1st sitting · Mawrth, 17 Gorffennaf 2001 · 21 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - Export controls

      36 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 33, in page 1, line 2, leave out `may' and insert `shall'. In keeping with my comment that I do not want to delay the Committee, I shall be remarkably brief. Hon....

  • Export Control Bill

    2nd sitting · Mawrth, 17 Gorffennaf 2001

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Export Control Bill

    3rd sitting · Iau, 19 Gorffennaf 2001

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 8 - Guidance

      32 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 20, in page 5, line 31, leave out `falling to be'. This is the first of a series of amendments to clause 8 that relate to the procedures governing the guidance. The...

    • Clause 9 - Annual reports

      37 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 6, line 2, leave out ``as soon as practicable after the end of 2002'' and insert ``within seven months after the end of 2001''. The amendment is one of...

  • Export Control

    4th sitting · Mawrth, 16 Hydref 2001 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Export Control Bill

    5th sitting · Mawrth, 16 Hydref 2001

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 7 - Control powers: supplementary

      18 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 68, in line 6, at end insert— `( ) for the revocation of any licence granted under the control powers in subsection (1)(a) for the export of goods, the transfer...

  • Export Control Bill

    6th sitting · Iau, 18 Hydref 2001

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 10 - Interpretation

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 50, in page 6, line 30, leave out subsection (5). When I read the excellent explanatory notes prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for...

    • Clause 12 - Orders

      16 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 7, line 6, leave out— `an order under section 1 or 2 which contains any provision made by virtue of section 3(2)' and insert— `(a) an order...

    • Clause 15 - Short title, etc

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 26, in page 8, line 22, after `overseas territory', insert `no more than 40 days after this Act is granted Royal Assent'. Several of the amendments proposed concern...

    • New Clause 1 - End-use monitoring

      14 speeches

      `(1) The Secretary of State shall by order require that, for any activities in relation to which controls are capable of being imposed by an order under section 1, 2, 4 or 5, provision shall be...

    • New Clause 2 - Licensed production overseas

      13 speeches

      `(1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision for or in connection with the imposition of controls regulating the licensed production of controlled goods overseas. (2) In this section...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 6)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (6)

Members

  • Vincent Cable (6)
  • James Gray (3)
  • Nigel Griffiths (6)
  • Gerald Howarth (6)
  • Robert Key (3)
  • Bob Laxton (6)
  • Mr Richard Page (3)
  • Ian Pearson (6)
  • Mr Malcolm Savidge (6)
  • Phyllis Starkey (6)
  • Baroness Tonge (4)
  • Mr Bill Tynan (6)
  • Eric Joyce (4)
  • Vera Baird (6)
  • Charles Hendry (3)
  • Kevan Jones (6)
  • Ian Liddell-Grainger (6)
  • Rob Marris (6)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]