Public Bill Committees
Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill
- Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill, 1st sitting (6 speeches)
[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair]
[ Committee memberships can change partway through. ]
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 parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.