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Weekly Information Bulletin: 4th July 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) Reported Issue 23
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; Issue 23
Health Bill [HL] (G) Reported Issue 21; Issue 23
Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill (P) Reported Issue 19; Issue 20
Law Commission [HL] (L) tba This issue
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL] (G) Reported Issue 20; Issue 21
Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (G) 16.7.2009 Issue 23; 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


Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Paddy Tipping discharged; Mr Russell Brown nominated in substitution

Law Commission Bill [HL]

Chairmen: Dr William McCrea

Tony Baldry Mr Henry Bellingham Ms Karen Buck Rosie Cooper
Mr Geoffrey Cox Mr Oliver Heald Stephen Hesford David Howarth
Mr Humfrey Malins Rob Marris Stephen Pound Bob Russell
Mr Andy Slaughter Emily Thornberry Mr Tom Watson Mr Michael Wills

General Committee Meetings
29 June - 3 July 2009

Monday 29 June

EC B     EU Documents Nos. 7084/09 and Addendum 1 and 10511/09 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to Economic Recovery     
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     
2nd DLC     Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1389)     

Tuesday 30 June

PBC     Equality Bill (15th & 16th sittings; Clauses 143-150 & 152-156 agreed to; Clauses 151 agreed as amended; Schedule 19 agreed to; Schedule 18 agreed as amended)     
PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (1st & 2nd sittings; Clauses 45-50, 52-75 & 117-119 agreed to; Clauses 44 & 51 agreed as amended; Schedule 6 agreed to; Schedule 5 agreed as amended)     
3rd DLC     Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009     
4th DLC     Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2009     
5th DLC     Draft Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009     
6th DLC     Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009     
7th DLC     Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2009     
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     

Wednesday 1 July

PBC     Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill (1st sitting: Clauses 1-5 agreed to)     
9th DLC     Draft Overseas Companies Regulations 2009     
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     
11th DLC     Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009     

Thursday 2 July

PBC     Equality Bill (17th & 18th sittings: Clauses 158, 159, 161-164, 167-174, 176-194, 196-198 & 200-205 agreed to; Clauses 157, 160, 165, 166, 175, 195 & 199 agreed as amended; Schedules 20-21 & 23-28 agreed to; Schedule 22 agreed as amended)     
PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (3rd & 4th sittings: Clauses 1, 2, 8-20, 22, 23 & 128-148 agreed to; Clauses 7 & 21 agreed as amended; Schedules 1, 2, 10-13 agreed to)     
12th DLC     Draft International Monetary Fund (Limit on Lending) Order 2009     

Friday 3 July


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings
6 - 10 July 2009

Monday 6 July

1st DLC     Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Designation) Order 2009, Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009 and the Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
7th DLC     Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Partial Property Transfers) (Amendment) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 12     
EC B     Preliminary Draft Budget 2010 (Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 11 June 2009), 4.30pm, Room 10     

Tuesday 7 July

PBC     Equality Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 12     
PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL], 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 14     
2nd DLC     Draft Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Violent Offender Orders) (Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009, 10.30am, Room 9     
3rd DLC     Draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 11     
6th DLC     Draft Criminal Defence Service (Provisional Representation Orders) Regulations 2009, 10.30am, Room 11     
8th DLC     Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     

Wednesday 8 July

PBC     Law Commission Bill [HL], 10.00am, Room 9     
4th DLC     Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009, the Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009 and the Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009, 2.30pm, Room 12     

Thursday 9 July

PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL], 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 10     
5th DLC     Draft Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Foreign Travel Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009, 8.55am, Room 9     

Friday 10 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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