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.

  • Equality Bill

    1st sitting · Mawrth, 2 Mehefin 2009 · 88 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Equality Bill

    2nd sitting · Mawrth, 2 Mehefin 2009 · 78 speeches

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair] E11 Press for Change

  • Equality Bill

    3rd sitting · Mawrth, 9 Mehefin 2009 · 119 speeches

    [David Taylor in the Chair] E 02 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development E 13 British Humanist Association E 14 Catholic Bishops’ Conference E 22 Trades Union Congress E 25 Equality...

  • Equality Bill

    4th sitting · Mawrth, 9 Mehefin 2009 · 41 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

  • Equality Bill

    5th sitting · Iau, 11 Mehefin 2009

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] E34 Saga E35 Gender Spectrum UK E36 Stonewall Housing E37 Diabetes UK E38 Race on the Agenda (additional memorandum) E39 Gender Matters E40 TransLondon E41 Mothers...

    • Clause 1

      85 speeches

      Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities

  • Equality Bill

    6th sitting · Iau, 11 Mehefin 2009

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      29 speeches

      Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities

    • Clause 4

      76 speeches

      The protected characteristics

  • Equality Bill

    7th sitting · Mawrth, 16 Mehefin 2009

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] E45 Equality Commission for Northern Ireland E46 Public Interest Research Unit

    • Clause 8

      17 speeches

      Marriage and civil partnership

  • Equality Bill

    8th sitting · Mawrth, 16 Mehefin 2009

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      12 speeches

      Discrimination arising from disability

    • Clause 16

      19 speeches

      Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: non-work cases

    • Clause 17

      0 speeches

      Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: work cases

  • Equality Bill

    9th sitting · Iau, 18 Mehefin 2009

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] E47 National Union of Students

    • Clause 22

      2 speeches

      Comparison by reference to circumstances

  • Equality Bill

    10th sitting · Iau, 18 Mehefin 2009

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Schedule 3

      41 speeches

      Services and public functions: exceptions

    • Clause 34

      3 speeches

      Leasehold and commonhold premises and common parts

  • Equality Bill

    11th sitting · Mawrth, 23 Mehefin 2009

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] E48 - C2E (Committed to Equality) E49 - Equity Partnership E50 - Scottish Women’s Aid E51 - Elaine Smith MSP E52 - Equality and Diversity Forum (additional...

    • Clause 65

      9 speeches

      Exclusion of sex discrimination provisions

  • Equality Bill

    12th sitting · Mawrth, 23 Mehefin 2009

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

  • Equality Bill

    13th sitting · Iau, 25 Mehefin 2009

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair] E54 — Public Interest Research Unit (additional memorandum) E55 — Fitness Industry Association E56 — Business in the Community

  • Equality Bill

    14th sitting · Iau, 25 Mehefin 2009

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

  • Equality Bill

    15th sitting · Mawrth, 30 Mehefin 2009 · 2 speeches

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] E57 - Michael Connolly E58 - Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers E59 - Rory O’Loughlin E60 - British Chambers of Commerce (additional memorandum)

  • Equality Bill

    16th sitting · Mawrth, 30 Mehefin 2009

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair]

    • Schedule 18

      42 speeches

      Public sector equality duty: exceptions

    • Clause 148

      10 speeches

      Power to impose specific duties: cross-border authorities

    • Clause 153

      22 speeches

      Positive action: recruitment and promotion

  • Equality Bill

    17th sitting · Iau, 2 Gorffennaf 2009

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] E61- Equality and Diversity Forum (additional memorandum)

    • Clause 157

      11 speeches

      Exemption from taxi accessibility regulations

    • Clause 160

      0 speeches

      Lists of wheelchair-accessible vehicles

    • Clause 175

      4 speeches

      Rail vehicle accessibility regulations

    • Clause 176

      3 speeches

      Exemptions from rail vehicle accessibility regulations

  • Equality Bill

    18th sitting · Iau, 2 Gorffennaf 2009

    [Mr. Joe Bentonin the Chair]

  • Equality Bill

    19th sitting · Mawrth, 7 Gorffennaf 2009 · 1 speech

    [Ann Winterton in the Chair] E62 - National Assembly for Wales Equality of Opportunity Committee E63 - Royal College of Physicians E64 - Lovells E65 - David Mason E66 - Tribunals Service E67 -...

    • New Clause 5

      0 speeches

      Non-discrimination alterations ‘(1) This section applies if the trustees or managers of an occupational pension scheme do not have power to make non-discrimination alterations to the scheme....

    • New Clause 26

      0 speeches

      Combined discrimination: dual characteristics ‘(1) A person (A) also discriminates against another (B) if, because of a combination of two relevant protected characteristics, A treats B less...

    • New Clause 1

      20 speeches

      Free miners ‘(1) The Dean Forest (Mines) Act 1838 is amended as follows. (2) In section XIV (Who shall be deemed Free Miners), line 1, leave out “male”. (3) In section XV...

    • New Clause 11

      63 speeches

      The right to equality ‘(1) In this act “the right to equality” means the fundamental rights and freedoms set out in subsections (2) to (4). (2) Everyone is equal before the law and...

    • New Clause 20

      6 speeches

      Prohibited pre-employment inquiries ‘(1) A person (A) subjects a disabled job applicant (B) to prohibited employment enquiries where A makes inquiries of B as to whether B is a disabled...

  • Equality Bill

    20th sitting · Mawrth, 7 Gorffennaf 2009

    [Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 20

      13 speeches

      Prohibited pre-employment inquiries ‘(1) A person (A) subjects a disabled job applicant (B) to prohibited employment enquiries where A makes inquiries of B as to whether B is a disabled...

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 20)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (11)
  • John Bercow (1)
  • David Taylor (1)
  • Ann Winterton (8)

Members

  • Diane Abbott (14)
  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (15)
  • David Drew (16)
  • Maria Eagle (2)
  • Michael Jabez Foster (15)
  • Evan Harris (20)
  • Stephen Hesford (18)
  • David Kidney (2)
  • Sandra Osborne (20)
  • Vera Baird (20)
  • John Baron (17)
  • Jim Sheridan (17)
  • Mark Harper (20)
  • Sharon Hodgson (5)
  • Baroness Featherstone (20)
  • Emily Thornberry (13)
  • Nia Griffith (20)
  • Lyn Brown (20)
  • John Penrose (19)
  • Barbara Keeley (3)
  • John Howell (19)
  • John Mason (19)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]