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.

  • Gender Recognition Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Mawrth, 9 Mawrth 2004 · 5 speeches

    [Mrs. Marion Roe in the Chair]

    • Clause 1 - Applications

      58 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 5, leave out from 'gender' to the end of line 7.

    • Schedule 1 - Gender Recognition Panels

      9 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 40, in schedule 1, page 14, leave out lines 11 and 12 and insert— '(b) are registered medical practitioners recognised as currently practising in the field of...

  • Gender Recognition Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Mawrth, 9 Mawrth 2004

    [Mr. David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Schedule 1 - Gender recognition panels

      23 speeches

      Amendment proposed [this day]: No. 40, in schedule 1, page 14, leave out lines 11 and 12 and insert— '(b) are registered medical practitioners recognised as currently practising in the...

    • Clause 2 - Determination of applications

      66 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 3, in clause 2, page 1, line 21, leave out 'or has had'. This is a different sort of amendment. It deals not with administrative matters but, if anything, medical...

    • Clause 3 - Evidence

      37 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 56, in clause 3, page 2, leave out line 41.

    • Clause 4 - Discrimination

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 29, in clause 4, page 3, line 16, at end insert— '( ) Once an interim gender recognition certificate has been issued an application under section [Retained...

  • Gender Recognition Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Iau, 11 Mawrth 2004 · 1 speech

    [Mr. David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Clause 4 - Successful applications

      68 speeches

      Amendment proposed [9 March]: No. 29, in clause 4, page 3, line 16, at end insert— '( ) Once an interim gender recognition certificate has been issued an application under section...

  • Gender Recognition Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Iau, 11 Mawrth 2004

    [Mrs. Marion Roe in the Chair]

    • Clause 6 - Errors in certificates

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 12, in clause 6, page 4, line 21, at end add 'and may not charge for the issue of a corrected certificate if the need arose because of official error'.

    • Clause 9 - General

      54 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 18, in clause 9, page 5, line 16, after 'purposes', insert 'including legislation relating to discrimination'.

    • Schedule 4 - Effect on marriage

      25 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 42, in schedule 4, page 26, line 27, leave out from 'clergyman' to 'reasonably' in line 28 and insert 'or any minister of a recognised religious body is not obliged to...

  • Gender Recognition Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Mawrth, 16 Mawrth 2004

    [Mr. David Taylor in the Chair]

    • Schedule 4 - Effect on marriage

      44 speeches

      Amendment proposed [11 March]: No. 42, in page 26, line 27, leave out from 'clergyman' to 'reasonably' in line 28 and insert 'or any minister of a recognised religious body is not obliged to...

    • Benefits and pensions

      16 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 27, in schedule 5, page 28, line 15, at end insert 'provided that it shall be possible for any individual whether or not personally in receipt of a gender recognition...

    • Sex discrimination

      1 speech

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

  • Gender Recognition Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Mawrth, 16 Mawrth 2004

    [Mrs. Marion Roe in the Chair]

    • Clause 16 - Peerages etc.

      4 speeches

      I promise that I shall be brief. I am concerned that one aspect of clause 16 has not been covered and that discrimination is being allowed to continue for a certain sector of society. I say that...

    • Clause 26 - Commencement

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 25, in clause 26, page 11, line 38, at end add '; but the Secretary of State shall not make such an order until he is satisfied that legislation has been enacted to...

    • Clause 29 - Short title

      1 speech

      I beg to move amendment No. 70, in clause 29, page 13, line 13, leave out subsection (2). A privilege amendment is required where a Lords Bill contains provisions that deal with charges on the...

    • Marriage between transsexual persons

      6 speeches

      No. NC1, to move the following Clause:— '(1) This section shall have effect in connection with marriages between two persons both of whom have applied for and received a gender...

    • New Clause 4 - Criminal Records Bureau checks

      9 speeches

      'A certified copy of an entry in the Gender Recognition Register must be made available by the person to whom a gender recognition certificate has been issued to those employers and voluntary...

    • New Clause 6 - Changing and washing facilities

      4 speeches

      'Nothing in this Act shall prejudice the rights of the management of facilities where there are gender specific changing and washing areas, such as showers and public baths, to regulate their...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 6)

Chairpersons

  • Mrs Marion Roe (3)
  • David Taylor (3)

Members

  • Hugh Bayley (6)
  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (6)
  • Geraint Davies (6)
  • Maria Eagle (6)
  • Evan Harris (6)
  • Lynne Jones (6)
  • Eleanor Laing (1)
  • Siobhain McDonagh (3)
  • Steve Pound (2)
  • Bridget Prentice (6)
  • Shaun Woodward (5)
  • David Lammy (6)
  • Andrew Selous (6)
  • Angela Watkinson (6)
  • Richard Younger-Ross (5)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies (4)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]