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.

  • Home Energy Conservation Bill

    1st sitting · Iau, 24 Ionawr 2002 · 8 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Home Energy Conservation Bill

    2nd sitting · Sadwrn, 2 Chwefror 2002 · 3 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Home Energy Conservation Bill

    3rd sitting · Mawrth, 5 Chwefror 2002 · 1 speech

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 2 - Energy conservation authorities:

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 18, in page 2, line 24, leave out from 'authority' to end of line 26 and insert— 'shall make arrangements for the carrying out of the authority's functions under...

  • Home Energy Conservation Bill

    4th sitting · Mawrth, 26 Chwefror 2002 · 5 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 4 - Guidance on eradication of fuel poverty

      14 speeches

      I do not intend to move amendments Nos. 20 to 25, as they would cease to be relevant if new clause 8 replaced clause 4. Some believe that clause 4 is unnecessary, as its provisions are already in...

    • Clause 5 - Houses in multiple occupation

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 51, in page 3, leave out lines 14 to 37 and insert '''house in multiple occupation'' means a house which is occupied by persons who do not form a single household.'.

  • Home Energy Conservation Bill

    5th sitting · Mawrth, 26 Chwefror 2002

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • Clause 5 - Houses in multiple occupation

      60 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 51, in page 3, leave out lines 14 to 37 and insert ' ''house in multiple occupation'' means a house which is occupied by persons who do not form a single...

    • Clause 7 - Part 11 of the Housing Act 1985

      0 speeches

      Mr. Baron: I beg to move amendment No. 26, in page 4, line 17, at end insert, 'which shall include specific requirements relating to the provision, siting and maintenance of smoke alarms'. I...

    • Clause 8 - Houses not treated as registrable

      21 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 57, in page 4, line 34, leave out 'and' and insert 'or'. I would like to take advantage of the ruling of your predecessor in the Chair, Mr. Cummings, according to...

    • Clause 9 - Expenses

      0 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill. Mr. Meacher: Perhaps I can help the Committee by saying that we have estimated that the new burden on local authorities of the...

    • Clause 10 - Short title, commencement and extent

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 56, in page 5, line 12, at end insert— '( ) Section 1 comes into force at the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.'.

    • New clause 2 - Registration schemes

      0 speeches

      '(1) The Housing Act 1985 is amended as follows. (2) For section 346 there is substituted— ''346 Registration schemes (1) Every local housing authority shall make a registration...

    • New clause 4 - Control provisions

      0 speeches

      '(1) Section 348 of the Housing Act 1985 (control provisions: decisions on applications and appeals) is amended as follows. (2) In paragraph (c) of subsection (1)— (a) for ''works''...

    • New clause 5 - Wales

      0 speeches

      '(1) The reference to the Housing Act 1985 in Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/ 672) is to be treated as referring to that Act as...

    • Title

      0 speeches

      Amendments made: No. 43, in line 2, leave out from beginning to second 'to' and insert 'accommodation'. No. 44, in line 2, before the second 'to' insert: 'to amend the definition of house in...

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Committee membership and attendance (out of 5)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (5)
  • John Cummings (1)

Members

  • Mr Harold Best (5)
  • Vincent Cable (5)
  • Sir Sydney Chapman (3)
  • David Drew (5)
  • Mr Huw Edwards (5)
  • Ian Gibson (2)
  • Ms Jane Griffiths (5)
  • David Lepper (5)
  • Michael Meacher (5)
  • Terry Rooney (4)
  • Mr Jonathan Sayeed (5)
  • Alan Simpson (5)
  • Desmond Turner (5)
  • Richard Bacon (3)
  • John Baron (5)
  • Ms Sue Doughty (3)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]