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 itemies reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 2)

Chairpersons

  • Mr George Stevenson (1)
  • Ann Widdecombe (1)

Members

  • Tom Brake (1)
  • Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (2)
  • Don Foster (2)
  • Sally Keeble (2)
  • Greg Pope (2)
  • Laurence Robertson (2)
  • John Spellar (2)
  • Mr David Stewart (2)
  • Dave Watts (2)
  • Betty Williams (2)
  • Phil Woolas (2)
  • Chris Grayling (2)
  • Andrew Turner (2)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]