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Weekly Information Bulletin: 11th 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
Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill (P) n/a This issue
Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill (P) Reported Issue 23
Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers)
Bill (P)
Reported Issue 21
Equality Bill (G) Reported 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) Reported Issue 24; 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; Issue 24
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


Law Commission [HL]

Mr Henry Bellingham discharged; Mr David Burrowes nominated in substitution

Crown Employment (Nationality)

Chairmen: Mr Jim Hood

John Austin Annette Brooke Mr Andrew Dismore Mr Oliver Heald
Mr David Heath Mr Nick hurd Mr Andrew Love Siobhain McDonagh
Shona McIsaac Patrick Mercer Andrew Miller Stephen Pound
Joan Ryan Mr Lee Scott Angela E. Smith Mr Edward Timpson

Mr David Heath, Andrew Miller and Siobhain McDonagh discharged; Ms Karen Buck, Mr Tony McNulty and Jenny Willott nominated in substitution

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     
7th DLC     Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Partial Property Transfers) (Amendment) Order 2009     
EC B     Preliminary Draft Budget 2010 (Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 11 June 2009)     

Tuesday 7 July

PBC     Equality Bill (19th & 20 sittings: Bill reported)     
PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (5th & 6th sittings: Clauses 24-43, 149-196, 198-291 agreed to; Clause 197 agreed as amended; Schedules 3 & 15-18 agreed to; Schedule 4 agreed as amended)     
2nd DLC     Draft Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Violent Offender Orders) (Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009     
3rd DLC     Draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009     
6th DLC     Draft Criminal Defence Service (Provisional Representation Orders) Regulations 2009     
8th DLC     Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009     

Wednesday 8 July

PBC     Law Commission Bill [HL] (1st sitting: Clauses 1, 2 agreed to; Clause 3 agreed as amended)     
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,     

Thursday 9 July

PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (7th and 8th sittings: Clauses 292-297 agreed to; Schedule 19 agreed to)     
5th DLC     Draft Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Foreign Travel Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009     

Friday 10 July


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings
13 - 17 July 2009

Monday 13 July

1st DLC     Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 2009, the Draft Human and Fertilisation and Embryology (Appeals) Regulations 2009 and the Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
2nd DLC     Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 11     
3rd DLC     Draft Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2009 and the Draft Electricity and Gas (Community Energy Saving Programme) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 12     
EC B     Conflicts of Jurisdictions in Criminal Proceedings (8338/09), 4.30pm, Room 10     

Tuesday 14 July

PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL], 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 10      
4th DLC     Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No.5) Order 2009, 10.30am, Room 9     
5th DLC     Draft Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009 and the Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
6th DLC     Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009, and the Draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 11     
EC C     Waste electrical and electronic equipment (17367/08) and Addenda 1 and 2), 4.30pm, Room 12     

Wednesday 15 July

PBC     Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill, 9.30am, Room 9     
7th DLC     Draft Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009, the Draft Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009, and the Draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009, 2.30pm, Room 12     
8th DLC     Draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009, 2.30pm, Room 9     

Thursday 16 July

PBC     Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL], 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 10     

Friday 17 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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