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Children and Families Act

Committee stage

Session 2012-13

Looking for a marshalled list of amendments? Please go to publications.

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Associated Memorandum submitted by The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) CF01
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by the British Humanist Association CF02
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Children and Families Bill Public Reading: Final Summary CF03
6 March 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief (PM) submitted by Every Disabled Child Matters CF04
6 March 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief (PM) submitted by the Association of Colleges CF05
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by NUT CF06
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by NUT CF06
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Magistrates' Association CF07
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Pete Bentley CF08
6 March 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief (PM) submitted by Fatherhood Institute CF09
6 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by British Association for Adoption and Fostering CF10
6 March 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief (AM) submitted by National Childminding Association CF11
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Fostering Network CF12
8 March 2013
Commons
Memorandum in Chief (PM) submitted by Barnardos CF13
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Jane Fortin and Joan Hunt CF14
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by ISCG CF15
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by National Deaf Children’s Society CF16
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Hamilton, Children’s Legal Centre CF17
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Association of School and College Leaders CF18
8 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Local Government Association CF19
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Fiona Nicholson CF20
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Association of National Specialist Colleges (Natspec) CF21
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by TCCR and One Plus One CF22
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) CF23
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by UNICEF UK CF24
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) CF25
13 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Health Conditions in Schools Alliance CF26
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) CF27
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by CLIC Sargent CF28
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Jane Raca, Author, Standing up for James CF29
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Law Society of England and Wales CF30
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Association of Professors of Social Work CF31
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Home Education Advisory Service CF32
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nagalro CF33
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mencap CF34
15 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Hilary Terry CF35
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dominique Brockhaus-Grand CF36
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Stacey Green CF37
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Suzanne Aldridge CF38
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) CF39
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Liz Trinder , Alison McLeod, Julia Pearce and Hilary Woodward (Exeter University) and Joan Hunt (Oxford University) CF40
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sir Martin Narey, Government Advisor on Adoption CF41
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Down’s Syndrome Association CF42
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Angela Davies CF43
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sue Gerrard CF44
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Law Society of England and Wales - supplementary evidence CF45
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nagalro - supplementary evidence CF46
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) CF47
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nasen CF48
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Communication Trust CF49
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Together for Short Lives CF50
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Department for Education CF51
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Consortium of National Specialist Colleges CF52
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Disability Rights UK CF53
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Federation of Small Businesses CF54
20 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sense CF55
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by London and Home Counties Regional Conference of Officers responsible for Special Education and Disability CF56
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Sarah Neville CF57
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Carol Innes CF58
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Amy Boyd CF59
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by NASUWT CF60
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CF61
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Research in Practice CF62
22 March 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Local Government Ombudsman CF63
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Working Families CF64
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) CF65
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission CF66
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission - supplementary evidence CF67
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Kay Britton CF68
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Elizabeth Manning CF69
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Families Need Fathers CF70
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Shirley Jenkins CF71
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by National Family Mediation CF72
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by National Children's Bureau CF73
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr John Cahill CF74
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs Catherine Barrow CF75
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by His Honour John Platt CF76
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Kinship Care Alliance CF77
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Paula Jewes CF78
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Derek Gould and John Devine CF79
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by TUC CF80
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Linkage Community Trust CF81
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Linkage Community Trust CF82
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Portsmouth Parent Voice CF83
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by British Lung Foundation CF84
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Celia Conrad CF85
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Bernadette Dent CF86
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Bristol Grandparents Support Group CF87
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rebecca Martland CF88
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Bliss CF89
19 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Abigail Pollard CF90
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by CHILDREN 1ST CF91
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Charity Commission for England and Wales CF92
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Board of Deputies of British Jews CF93
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Anna Tylor and Dr Mark Owen CF94
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by British Psychological Society CF95
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by UK ADHD Partnership CF96
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Rona Tutt OBE CF97
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicola Herron CF98
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Thea Cable CF99
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Men's Aid CF100
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ali Redford Stickland CF101
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Ibrahim Maynard CF102
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Richmond Parent Carers Action Group (RPCAG) CF103
24 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Clair Puschnik CF104
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by London Borough of Richmond upon Thames CF105
24 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Lichfield Childminding Association CF107
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Debbie Sayers and Bethlyn Killey CF108
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The Alliance for Inclusive Education CF109
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Interface Parent Carers CF110
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by The National Association of Head Teachers CF114
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Royal College of Psychiatrists CF115
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Action for Prisoners Families CF116
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Action for Children CF117
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Lucy Evans CF118
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Ibrahim Bilal Maynard CF119
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Children's Commissioner for Wales CF120
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr I Kala and Mrs A Kala CF121
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Hampshire Parent/Carer Network CF122
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nkechi Ode CF123
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by False Allegation Support CF124
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Rutland Parent Carer Voice CF125
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Syed Jung - Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum (BHMF) CF126
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Lancashire Council of Mosques CF127
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Anthony Powell CF128
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Foster Care Link CF129
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Shama Jung CF130
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST) CF131
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by CORAM CF132
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Jackie Lewis CF133
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Dyslexia Action CF134
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Nattlyn Jeffers CF135
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Alice Jackman CF136
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Muslim Council of Britain CF105
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Adoption UK CF111
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by The British Association of Social Workers CF113
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memorandum submitted by Muslim Council of Britain (CF 106)
26 April 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Fatherhood Institute CF112
26 April 2013
Commons
Associated Memoranda - consolidated pdf version
10 May 2013
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8 March 2013
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13 March 2013
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15 March 2013
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20 March 2013
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22 March 2013
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17 April 2013
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19 April 2013
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24 April 2013
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26 April 2013
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What is committee stage?

Line by line examination of the Bill

Committee stage is where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. It usually starts within a couple of weeks of a Bill's second reading, although this is not guaranteed.

Government Bills are usually formally timetabled after they have received a second reading.

What happens at committee stage?

Most Bills are dealt with in a Public Bill Committee.

If the Bill starts in the Commons the committee is able to take evidence from experts and interest groups from outside Parliament.

Amendments (proposals for change) for discussion are selected by the chairman of the committee and only members of the committee can vote on amendments during committee stage.

Amendments proposed by MPs to the Bill will be published daily and reprinted as a marshalled list of amendments for each day the committee discusses the Bill.

Every clause in the Bill is agreed to, changed or removed from the Bill, although this may happen (particularly under a programme order) without debate.

A minority of Bills are dealt with by a Committee of the Whole House (takes place on the floor of the House of Commons), with every MP able to take part.

Bills fast tracked through the House of Commons will receive less consideration. Consolidated Fund Bills do not have a committee stage at all.

What happens after committee stage?

If the Bill has been amended the Bill is reprinted before its next stage.

Once committee stage is finished, the Bill returns to the floor of the House of Commons for its report stage, where the amended Bill can be debated and further amendments proposed.