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.

  • Education Bill

    1st sitting · Mawrth, 1 Mawrth 2011 · 105 speeches

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair]

  • Education Bill

    2nd sitting · Mawrth, 1 Mawrth 2011 · 126 speeches

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 01 London School of Islamics E 02 City of York Council Labour Group E 03 The Adolescent and Children’s Trust...

  • Education Bill

    3rd sitting · Iau, 3 Mawrth 2011 · 75 speeches

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E29 Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) E30 Brian Lawler E31 Catholic Education Service for England and Wales...

  • Education Bill

    4th sitting · Iau, 3 Mawrth 2011 · 136 speeches

    [Mr Charles Walkerin the Chair ]

  • Education Bill

    5th sitting · Mawrth, 8 Mawrth 2011 · 1 speech

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 36 Runnymede Trust E 37 Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College E 38 Newspaper Society (NS) E 39 Michael Ward E...

    • Clause 1

      124 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 4, in clause 1, page 1, line 10, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (4),’.

  • Education Bill

    6th sitting · Mawrth, 8 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      27 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 9, in clause 1, page 3, line 15, aft er ‘is’, insert ‘not’. Amendment 9 seeks to probe the Government about the...

    • Clause 2

      86 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 10, in clause 2, page 3, line 32, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (7),’.

  • Education Bill

    7th sitting · Iau, 10 Mawrth 2011 · 1 speech

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 47 The Board of Deputies of British Jews E 48 Million+ E 49 Million+—additional memorandum E 50 Comprehensive...

    • Clause 2

      83 speeches

      Amendment proposed (8 March): 10, in clause 2, page 3, line 32, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (7),’.—(Kevin Brennan.)

  • Education Bill

    8th sitting · Iau, 10 Mawrth 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair]

    • Clause 2

      43 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 14, in clause 2, page 5, line 32, at end insert

    • Clause 3

      43 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 19, in clause 3, page 6, line 19, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (6),’.

    • Clause 4

      52 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 33, in clause 4, page 8, line 13, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (5),’.

  • Education Bill

    9th sitting · Mawrth, 15 Mawrth 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House

    • Clause 4

      115 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 2, in clause 4, page 8, line 18, at end insert

  • Education Bill

    10th sitting · Mawrth, 15 Mawrth 2011

    [Mr Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 4

      104 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 27, in clause 4, page 8, line 33, at end insert—

  • Education Bill

    11th sitting · Iau, 17 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 59 John Burn OBE E 60 Walkden High School E 61 Institute of Career Guidance E 62 Severnbanks School, Lydney, Glos E 63...

    • Clause 5

      82 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 40, in clause 5, page 10, line 11, after ‘Wales’ insert

  • Education Bill

    12th sitting · Iau, 17 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 5

      9 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 40, in clause 5, page 10, line 11, after ‘Wales’ insert

    • Clause 6

      61 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 45, in clause 6, page 10, line 13, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (2)’.

    • Clause 7

      34 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 47, in clause 7, page 10, line 19, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (6),’.

    • Clause 8

      31 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 70, in clause 8, page 11, line 17, at end insert—

  • Education Bill

    13th sitting · Mawrth, 22 Mawrth 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 66 Alder Grange Community and Technology School and AG6 E 67 Rosley C of E School E 68 The Priory City of Lincoln...

    • Clause 8

      50 speeches

      Amendment proposed (17 March): 73, in clause 8, page 11, line 40, at end insert—

    • Clause 9

      23 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 54, in clause 9, page 16, line 24, at end insert— Good morning, Mr Walker. Perhaps Ministers need some same-day detention to complete...

    • Clause 10

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 57, in clause 10, page 19, line 9, le ave out and insert The amendment is relatively brief and straightforward. It is designed to probe the...

    • Clause 11

      1 speech

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Schedule 2

      5 speeches

      Question proposed, That the schedule be the Second schedule to the Bill.

    • Schedule 3

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 60, in schedule 3, page 65, line 42, after ‘State’, insert ‘or a charity’. As with other amendments, this is a probing...

    • Clause 13

      14 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 89, in clause 13, page 19, line 35, a fter ‘teacher’, insert ‘or other member of staff’.

  • Education Bill

    14th sitting · Mawrth, 22 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 13

      86 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 89, in clause 13, page 19, line 35, after ‘teacher’, insert ‘or other member of staff’.—(Kevin Brennan.)

    • Clause 14

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 62, in clause 14, page 22, line 3, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (2),’.

    • Clause 15

      21 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 105, in clause 15, page 22, line 7, at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (10),’.

    • Schedule 4

      3 speeches

      Abolition of the TDA: consequential amendments

    • Clause 17

      6 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 18

      17 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 101, in clause 18, page 25, line 7, at end add— The abolition of the School Support Staff Negotiating Body is the last substantial...

    • Clause 19

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

  • Education Bill

    15th sitting · Iau, 24 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 82 Westminster City Council E 83 Holy Family Catholic High School E 84 John Sayer E 85 National Day Nurseries...

    • Clause 20

      77 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 103, in clause 20, page 25, line 27, a fter ‘England’, insert ‘or the governing body or proprietor of an Academy’....

    • Clause 21

      1 speech

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Schedule 6

      24 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 107, page 74, line 5 [Schedule 6], after ‘Secretary of State’ insert ‘, subject to confirmation by the House of Commons Education...

  • Education Bill

    16th sitting · Iau, 24 Mawrth 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair]

    • Schedule 6

      19 speeches

      Amendment proposed (this day): 107, in page 74, line 5 [Schedule 6], after ‘Secretary of State’ insert ‘, subject to confirmation by the House of Commons Education Select...

    • Clause 22

      20 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 23

      7 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 111, in clause 23, page 26, line 15, a t beginning insert ‘Subject to subsections (2) and (3),’.

    • Schedule 7

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 117 to schedule 7, page 77, leave out lines 39 to 41 and insert— ‘(3) The Secretary of State must publish the proposal in such manner as, in the Secretary...

    • Schedule 8

      22 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 118, page 80, line 8 [Schedule 8], at end insert ‘, or a charity’. Mr Walker, I seek your guidance on whether you consider that we will...

    • Clause 26

      83 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 121, in clause 26, page 26, line 29, a t beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (7),’.

  • Education Bill

    17th sitting · Mawrth, 29 Mawrth 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair]

    • Written evidence to be reported to the House

      0 speeches

      E 88 Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC) E 89 Resuscitation Council (UK) E 90 West Sussex County Council Admissions Forum E 91 Department for Education [Clause 39] E 92 Department...

    • Clause 26

      1 speech

      Amendment proposed (24 March): 119, in clause 26, page 27, line 3, leave out subsection (4).—(Mr Wright.)

    • Clause 27

      94 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 123, in clause 27, page 27, line 11, a t beginning insert ‘subject to subsection (10),’.

  • Education Bill

    18th sitting · Mawrth, 29 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 28

      3 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 29

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 30

      68 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 137, in clause 30, page 31, line 27, a t beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (5),’.

    • Clause 31

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 32

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 33

      9 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 34

      42 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 147, in clause 34, page 32, line 34, a t end insert— ‘(1A) In section 84 (Code of practice) after subsection (2) insert—...

    • Clause 35

      3 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Schedule 10

      17 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 157, page 82, line 6 [Schedule 10], leave out paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 5. The schedule introduces the presumption that a new school will be an academy and...

  • Education Bill

    19th sitting · Iau, 31 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 97 Department for Education [Clause 55] E 98 Maidstone Grammar School for Girls E 99 Department for Education and...

    • Clause 37

      53 speeches

      Constitution of governing bodies: maintained schools in England

    • Clause 38

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 39

      23 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 164, in clause 39, page 34, line 32, a t end insert— ‘(4C) However, the regulations must provide that if the local authority...

  • Education Bill

    20th sitting · Iau, 31 Mawrth 2011

    [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    • Clause 40

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 165, in clause 40, page 35, line 45, at end insert— ‘(e) the contribution of the school to community cohesion.’.

    • Clause 41

      2 speeches

      Question proposed,That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 42

      2 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 43

      5 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 44

      36 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 169, in clause 44, page 38, line 42, at beginning insert— ‘Subject to subsection (3)’.

    • Clause 45

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 174, in clause 45, page 39, line 33, a fter ‘direction’, insert ‘approved by an affirmative resolution by both Houses of...

    • Clause 46

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 175, in clause 46, page 40, line 4, le ave out ‘a significant’ and insert ‘an’. As we understand it, the Government...

    • Clause 47

      13 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 176, in clause 47, page 40, line 10, l eave out subsection (2).

    • Schedule 11

      44 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 189, page 86, line 39 [Schedule 11], leave out paragraph 2.

    • Clause 49

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 190, in clause 49, page 40, line 26, a t beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (5)’.

    • Clause 50

      3 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 51

      17 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 192, in clause 51, page 41, line 10, leave out ‘(2)’ and insert ‘(1A)’.

  • Education Bill

    21st sitting · Mawrth, 5 Ebrill 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 112 SCORE E 113 Anne M Chew E 114 Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel E 115 The...

    • Clause 52

      6 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 198, in clause 52, page 43, line 3, at beginning insert— ‘(A1) The Secretary of State must by regulations ensure the periodic...

    • Clause 53

      4 speeches

      Question proposed that the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 54

      35 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 218, in clause 54, page 44, line 20, l eave out ‘is converted into an Academy’ and insert ‘applies for an Academy Order’.

    • Clause 55

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 222, in clause 55, page 45, line 7, af ter ‘regulations’, insert ‘but in any event is not less than half’. The clause...

    • Clause 56

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 223, in clause 56, page 45, line 35, l eave out ‘including’ and insert ‘excluding’. The amendment is probing, to find...

    • Clause 57

      15 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 224, in clause 57, page 46, line 10, a t end insert— ‘(1A) An “existing educational institution” must not be a...

    • Clause 58

      3 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 59

      15 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Schedule 13

      19 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 227, in schedule 13, page 93, line 17, before ‘school’, insert ‘maintained’.

    • Clause 60

      1 speech

      Academy admissions arrangements: references to adjudicator

  • Education Bill

    22nd sitting · Mawrth, 5 Ebrill 2011

    [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] Written evidence to be reported to the House E 123 Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

    • Clause 60

      2 speeches

      Amendment moved (this day): 232, in clause 60, page 49, line 15, after ‘Academy’, insert— (i) the admission authorities for all maintained schools in the...

    • Clause 62

      10 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 233, in clause 62, page 49, line 40, a t beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (2),’.

    • Clause 63

      0 speeches

      Amendment made: 200, in clause 63, page 50, line 5, le ave out paragraph (a).—(Mr Gibb.)

    • Schedule 15

      5 speeches

      Amendment made: 209, in schedule 15, page 110, line 34, at end insert—

    • Clause 65

      13 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 65, in clause 65, page 52, leave out lines 6 to 16. It is a great pleasure to be called to speak on this subject. Briefly, the amendment would remove...

    • Clause 66

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 237, in clause 66, page 52, line 44, after ‘guidance’, insert ‘which must be aimed at guaranteeing standards of apprenticeship...

    • Clause 67

      7 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 68

      12 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 238, in clause 68, page 53, leave out line 24.

    • Clause 69

      5 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 241, in clause 69, page 54, line 6, at end insert— ‘(aa) sections 11 to 18; (ab) sections 19 to 39 (except section 29(1)(b)); (ac) sections...

    • Clause 70

      71 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 245, in clause 70, page 54, line 36, a t end insert— ‘(2A) In section 22 of THEA 1998 (recovery of amounts due from borrowers),...

    • Clause 71

      8 speeches

      Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 72

      1 speech

      Question proposed,That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 73

      1 speech

      Question proposed,That the clause stand part of the Bill.

    • Clause 74

      0 speeches

      Amendment made: 201, in clause 74, page 56, line 26, l eave out ‘or 63(2)’.—(Mr Gibb.)

    • Clause 77

      3 speeches

      I beg to move amendment 242, in clause 77, page 57, line 13, l eave out ‘(2) to’ and insert ‘(3) and’.

    • Clause 78

      1 speech

      I beg to move amendment 217, in clause 78, page 57, line 34, l eave out paragraph (f). Paragraph (f) makes provision for the commencement of clauses 72 and 73, which...

    • New Clause 9

      3 speeches

      ‘The Secretary of State must continue to support and develop the QCDA work in supporting and developing non-statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for religious education, and...

    • New Clause 12

      3 speeches

      ‘(1) ASCLA 2009 is amended as follows. (2) In Part 1 of ASCLA 2009 (Apprenticeships, study and training) after section 37 insert— “37A Apprenticeships requirements (1) When a...

    • New Clause 13

      2 speeches

      ‘Emergency life support skills and the national curriculum for England (1) Section 84 of EA 2002 (curriculum requirements for first, second and third key stages) is amended as follows. (2)...

    • New Schedule 1

      5 speeches

      1 After Schedule 11A to EA 2002 (inserted by section8), insert—Offence under section 141G: supplementary provisions

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 22)

Chairpersons

  • Hywel Williams (10)
  • Charles Walker (12)

Members

  • Nick Gibb (22)
  • John Hayes (22)
  • Mark Hendrick (22)
  • Kevin Brennan (22)
  • Meg Munn (20)
  • Iain Wright (22)
  • Graham Stuart (22)
  • Dan Rogerson (22)
  • Mark Durkan (20)
  • James Duddridge (22)
  • Nicholas Boles (22)
  • Richard Fuller (20)
  • Sam Gyimah (22)
  • Julie Hilling (22)
  • Stephen McPartland (22)
  • Pat Glass (20)
  • Tessa Munt (21)
  • Stella Creasy (21)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]