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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th June 2009

General Committees

General Committee debates are available to view on the Parliament website.

Public Bill Committee debates.

Other General Committee debates.

For further information on General Committees see HCIO Factsheet L6 produced by the House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

Current Public Bill Committees, details of membership


Status Membership
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (G) Reported Issue 9
Autism Bill (B1) Reported Issue 15
Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL] (G) Reported Issue 20; Issue 21
Business Rate Supplements Bill (G) Reported Issue 4
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (B6) Reported Issue 19; Issue 20
Coroners and Justice Bill (G) Reported Issue 6
Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill (P) tba This issue
Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers)
Bill (P)
Reported Issue 21
Equality Bill (G) 7.7.2009 Issue 18; Issue 19; Issue 21; Issue 22
Finance Bill (G) Reported Issue 18; Issue 19; Issue 21; Issue 22
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill (B7) Reported Issue 22; This issue
Health Bill [HL] (G) Reported Issue 21; This issue
Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill (P) Reported Issue 19; Issue 20
Law Commission [HL] (L) tba tba
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL] (G) Reported Issue 20; Issue 21
Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (G) 16.7.2009 This issue
Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) (B13) tba tba
Policing and Crime Bill (G) Reported Issue 5
Saving Gateway Accounts Bill (G) Reported Issue 5
Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill (B3) tba Issue 19; Issue 22
Welfare Reform Bill (G) Reported Issue 6
Joint Committee on Tax law Rewrite Bills

Corporation Tax Bill (G) Reported Issue 4

Dates in italics denote expected reporting date of Public Bill Committee as stated in the Programme Motion if made


Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill

Chairman: Miss Anne Begg in place of Dr William McCrea

Health Bill [HL]

Additional Chairman: Robert Key

Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill

Chairman: Hugh Bayley

Mr David Anderson Mr Richard Bacon Mr Henry Bellingham Mr Brian Binley
Peter Bottomley Mr Ian Cawsey Mr Michael Clapham Mr Andrew Dismore
Linda Gilroy John Hemming Stephen Hesford David Howarth
Rob Marris Bridget Prentice Mr Lee Scott Jim Sheridan

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Chairmen: Mr Roger Gale and Mr Greg Pope

Nick Ainger Mr Richard Benyon Andrew George Linda Gilroy
Huw Irranca-Davies Mr David Jones Dr Ashok Kumar Ann McKechin
Martin Salter Mr Hugo Swire Paddy Tipping Mr Charles Walker
Angela Watkinson Dr Alan Whitehead Mr Roger Williams David Wright

General Committee Meetings
22 - 26 June 2009

Monday 22 June


Tuesday 23 June

PBC     Finance Bill (15th and 16th sitting; Clauses 91, 94-103, 105-108, 110-111 and Schedules 48-54, 57 agreed; Clauses 93, 104 and Schedules 46-47, 55-56, agreed as amended)     
PBC     Equality Bill (11th and 12th sittings; Clauses 38-50, 54-57, 60-72, 74-91, 93-98 and Schedule 9 agreed; Clauses 51-53, 58, 92 and Schedules 10-14, agreed as amended; Clause 59, on division, agreed; Clause 73, agreed as amended on division)     
PBC     Health Bill [HL] (5th and 6th sittings, Clauses 11-33 and Schedules 1-4 agreed)     
1st DLC     Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009     
2nd DLC     Draft Child Support Collection and Enforcement (Deduction Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2009     
3rd DLC     Draft European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009     
4th DLC     Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009     
5th DLC     Draft Transfer of Functions of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal Order 2009, the Draft Transfer of Functions (Estate Agents Appeals and Additional Schedule Tribunal) Order 2009 and the Draft Transfer of Functions (Transport Tribunal and Appeal Panel) Order 2009     
6th DLC     Draft Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009, the Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009 and the Draft Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuations) Order 2009     

Wednesday 24 June

PBC     Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill (Cancelled)     
PBC     Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill (1st sitting; Clauses 2&7 agreed as amended)     
7th DLC     Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No.2) Order 2009     
8th DLC     Draft Companies House Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2009     
9th DLC     Draft Transfer of Function of the Charity Tribunal Order 2009     

Thursday 25 June

PBC     Finance Bill (17th and 18th sitting, Clauses 112-126 and Schedules 59-60 agreed; Schedule 61 agreed as amended)     
PBC     Equality Bill (13th and 14th sitting, Clauses 99-101, 118-129, 131-137 and Schedule 16 agreed; Clauses 130, 139-142 and Schedule 15 agreed as amended)     
PBC     Health Bill [HL] (7th and 8th sitting, Clauses 35-39 and Schedule 5 agreed; Clause 40 agreed as amended and Clause 34 disagreed on division)     

Friday 26 June


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings
29 June - 3 July 2009

Monday 29 June

PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (Programming Sub-Committee), 4.30pm, Room 13     
EC B     EU Documents Nos. 7084/09 and Addendum 1 and 10511/09 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to Economic Recovery, 4.30pm, Room 10     
1st DLC     Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009 and the Draft Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
2nd DLC     Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1389), 4.30pm, Room 12     

Tuesday 30 June

PBC     Equality Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 12     
PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL], time to be confirmed, Room 14     
3rd DLC     Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009, 10.30am, Room 9     
4th DLC     Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2009, 10.30am, Room 11     
5th DLC     Draft Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009, 10.30am, Room 10     
6th DLC     Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
7th DLC     Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 11     
8th DLC     Draft Dunfermline Building Society Compensation Scheme, Resolution Fund and Third Party Compensation Order 2009 and the draft Amendments to Law (Resolution of Dunfermline Building Society) (No. 2) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 10     

Wednesday 1 July

PBC     Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill, 9.30am, Room 9     
9th DLC     Draft Overseas Companies Regulations 2009, 2.30pm, Room 9     
10th DLC     Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009; Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 and the Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009, 2.30pm, Room 12     
11th DLC     Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009, 2.30pm, Room 10     

Thursday 2 July

PBC     Equality Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 12     
PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL], time to be confirmed, Room 14     
12th DLC     Draft International Monetary Fund (Limit on Lending) Order 2009, 8.55am, Room 9     

Friday 3 July


Please note. This list is correct as at press (12 noon Friday).

The time and location of general committee meetings may be changed at short notice.

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